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  • Deaf and partially blind dog stayed by side of 3-year-old girl lost in bush

    04/21/2018 1:37:45 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 55 replies
    SBS News ^ | 21 April 2018 | Kelly Benston/AAP
    SUCH A GOOD BOY, MAX! He stayed with his 3-year-old human who was lost near Warwick last night while we frantically searched for her. A deaf and partially blind old blue heeler named Max kept a three-year-old girl safe while she spent the night lost in Queensland bushland. Aurora was reported missing after she wandered away from her family property at Cherry Gully, south of Warwick at about 3pm on Friday. Max, 17, followed Aurora and stayed by her side as she slept overnight in bushland while temperatures dropped to 15 degrees Celcius. About 100 police, State Emergency Services workers...
  • Oklahoma Veteran Reunites With Stolen Dog

    12/25/2017 8:01:05 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    KFOR ^ | December 25, 2017 | Brent Skarky
    A military veteran has been reunited with his dog. Wednesday, Geoff Hoffman's home was broken into in Jones. It looks like thieves were about to take his TV but instead abducted his best friend, 3-year-old pit bull Bridget. Quickly, Hoffman and his friends jumped into action, posting signs and putting up posts on social media. The efforts paid off. At 6:30 Sunday morning, Hoffman's girlfriend found Bridget on a country road miles from her home. "Bridget didn’t move a whole lot but, as soon as she saw my girlfriend coming, she started waging her tail," Hoffman said. Bridget was taken...
  • German Shepherd Helps Rescue Children From House Fire in Central Florida

    04/28/2016 12:18:23 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    The dog, named Maxx, helped crews navigate through thick smoke to find the 4-year-old boy and 2-year-old girlA German shepherd helped firefighters find his owners' two young children as flames ripped through the family's central Florida home, authorities said. The dog, named Maxx, helped crews navigate through thick smoke to find the 4-year-old boy and 2-year-old girl Monday night in their burning home in the Orlando suburb of Longwood, according to the Seminole County Sheriff's Office. Moments earlier, neighbors who saw the fire spreading called 911, broke windows and helped rescue the children's mother, Margo Feaser, a 12-year veteran of...
  • Dog placed in shelter by family she saved from fire

    02/05/2016 6:56:44 PM PST · by chrisinoc · 50 replies
    NBC4i.com ^ | 2/5/2016 | NBC4 Staff
    GLEN ROSE, TX (WCMH)- Last August, Snickers the dog saved her family by waking them up when the RV they were sleeping in caught fire. Now she needs someone to save her. According to CBS DFW, Snickers, a 1-year-old shar pei mix was credited with saving her family that night, but that same family recently moved and couldn’t take her with them. She was placed in the Glen Rose Animal Shelter in Texas.
  • Brave dog Leo honored with monument in Serbian town (gave his life defending little girl)

    07/04/2015 6:09:06 AM PDT · by ETL · 11 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | July 4, 2015 | JOVANA GEC
    PANCEVO, Serbia (AP) — Normally, Leo would run away at the sight of a bigger dog. The small dachshund liked most to cuddle with his owners or ride in the back seat of the family car. But, one day Leo showed that true bravery knows no limits. When a raging bull-mastiff cross-breed last year attacked a 10-year-old girl, Leo fearlessly jumped to her rescue, barking and biting at the dog way above his size and strength. Leo paid with his life, but the citizens of this northern Serbian town have not forgotten. Two weeks ago, a life-size bronze statue of...
  • Dog that raised alarm during fire found dead

    01/15/2015 11:14:11 AM PST · by Kartographer · 10 replies
    The dog, who had been battling cancer and had a heart condition, awakened Kelt when the apartment building caught fire on Friday. Granata called for the dog to follow as they fled.
  • The Reason That Dog Is Receiving Full Military Honors

    04/12/2014 11:21:18 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 22 replies
    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Staff Sgt. Shannon Hutto thought his bomb sniffing dog Eddie was just being lazy when he wouldn’t move from a certain spot one hot day in Afghanistan in 2012. But Hutto then saw what Eddie smelled: a homemade bomb, partially buried in the dirt. It was six inches from Hutto’s foot.
  • Fearless dog saves woman from deadly cottonmouth snake – and almost dies from venomous bites

    12/01/2012 5:28:22 PM PST · by EinNYC · 59 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | NOVEMBER 30, 2012 | MICHAEL WALSH
    Man's best friend doubles as a doggone good bodyguard. Gudrun Mastriano of Kissimmee, Fla., was walking her daughter’s black lab Dante home when a venomous cottonmouth snake, mere inches away, attacked her. The protective canine lunged in front of Mastriano, captured the serpent in his mouth and dragged it away. But during the fight, the snake’s fangs sunk into Dante’s snout and legs. "It could have been me," said Mastriano. "I would have died." Dante’s snout swelled up to about 17 inches as the deadly venom settled in his body, according to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to...
  • Pit bull honored as a hero after saving master’s life for a second time

    07/28/2012 12:05:32 PM PDT · by grundle · 60 replies
    news.yahoo.com ^ | Jul 27, 2012 | Jeff Stacklin
    A pit bull from Lawrenceville, Ga., is being celebrated as a hero after he saved his master's wife--not once, but twice. John Benton was headed out to work one day in July 2011 when the 6-year-old dog, Titan, started behaving strangely. "He was barking and growling and then ran down the steps and got between me and the door," Benton told Fox5 in Atlanta. Benton turned around and went upstairs. There he found his wife, Gloria, had a brain aneurysm, and had fallen and suffered what turned out to be a skull fracture. "The doctors said that if it had...
  • War Hero Dog "Target" Mistakenly Euthanized - (Dog saved American lives in Afghanistan)

    11/19/2010 7:19:04 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies
    Fox 5 San Diego ^ | November 19, 2010 | Associated Press
    <p>Target was credited with saving American lives in Afghanistan.</p> <p>FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) - A dog named Target that lived through explosions in war-torn Afghanistan couldn't survive a brief stay at an Arizona animal shelter.</p>
  • Hero Dog Euthanized by Accident in Ariz.

    11/19/2010 2:59:40 AM PST · by plinyelder · 21 replies
    A hero dog who helped save U.S. solders from a suicide bomber in Afghanistan was euthanized today by mistake at an Arizona shelter.
  • Sgt. Reunites with Hero Dog (video)

    09/22/2010 11:00:20 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 19 replies
    Sgt. Chris Duke was serving in Afghanistan when a suicide bomber tried to attack his base, but his life was saved thanks to a dog named Rufus. (2 min. video at link)
  • Heroic Dog Shot 5 Times While Protecting his Family (Hero Dog-in need of adoption!)

    03/14/2010 5:05:39 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 42 replies · 1,367+ views
    ktla.com ^ | 3/14/2010 | Staff
    LOS ANGELES-- "Champ" the four year old German Shepherd mix was shot and badly hurt while protecting his family's home, and was scheduled to be euthanized after weeks of being kept as evidence. Now he needs help. On February 27th, Champ was shot 5 times by an intruder as he was tried to protect his owner's home in South Los Angeles, says Tiffany Norton of Coastal German Shepherd Rescue. The shooter lodged several bullets in the dog's body, leaving Champ with a broken jaw bone, nerve problems, a bullet entry under his eye, and wounds covering his neck, shoulder, and...
  • Dog Takes Bullet to Save Family

    02/19/2010 11:07:59 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 26 replies · 1,260+ views
    latimes ^ | Feb. 19, 2010
    Ohio -- A german shepherd named Sirus is credited with saving his family after a terrifying home invasion....."
  • Abused Canine Rescues Owner From Burning Mobile Home Twice

    11/25/2007 5:11:11 AM PST · by ShadowDancer · 38 replies · 1,156+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | November 25, 2007 | AP
    Abused Canine Rescues Owner From Burning Mobile Home TwiceSunday, November 25, 2007 BOISE, Idaho — Candace Jennings rescued Anna, an abused stray dog, from the animal shelter. During a Thanksgiving Day fire, Anna returned the favor — twice. Anna, a blond heeler, nudged Jennings about 3:30 a.m., whining and howling. Jennings, who had fallen asleep on the couch, awoke to find her mobile home engulfed in flames. "Anna woke me up," Jennings said. "I had an awful headache. The place was filled with smoke." Jennings and Anna ran outside, but then Jennings remembered items she couldn't let burn. "I'm a...
  • Dog Helps Save Philly Toddler From Roof

    07/20/2006 11:25:25 AM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 12 replies · 316+ views
    ABC News ^ | July 17, 2006 | Staff
    PHILADELPHIA - A toddler who climbed out a second-story window onto the porch roof of his family's row house was followed by his dog, whose barks alerted neighbors who rescued the child. Phillip Redmond Jr., who will be 2 years old next month, apparently climbed out of a broken bedroom window Sunday and scampered across the narrow porch rooftops of at least eight homes, neighbors said. The row homes have connected porch roofs; neighbors heard barking and saw the boy running from roof to roof followed by the family's German shepherd, Alfie. "He was following the baby across," neighbor Tina...
  • Mo. Dog Wins Hero Award for Saving Farmer

    05/14/2005 10:52:07 AM PDT · by kingattax · 17 replies · 614+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 14, 2005
    WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. May 13, 2005 — A border collie and golden retriever mix from Missouri has won the National Hero Dog award for alerting her owner that her husband was pinned underneath a tractor. Eight-year-old Shannon, who lives on an 80-acre farm in Washington, Mo., accepted the 23rd annual National Hero Dog award Friday with her owners Ted and Peggy Mandry. The award does not honor trained rescue dogs but "a companion animal that's well-treated and has bonded with the family, so they somehow know what to do and step up to the plate when there's trouble," said Madeline...
  • Mo. Dog Wins Hero Award for Saving Farmer (beautiful *sniff* story!)

    05/13/2005 5:19:04 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 10 replies · 344+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 5/13/05
    Mo. Dog Wins Hero Award for Saving Farmer 2 hours, 42 minutes ago WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. - A border collie and golden retriever mix from Missouri has won the National Hero Dog award for alerting her owner that her husband was pinned underneath a tractor. Eight-year-old Shannon, who lives on an 80-acre farm in Washington, Mo., accepted the 23rd annual National Hero Dog award Friday with her owners Ted and Peggy Mandry. The award does not honor trained rescue dogs but "a companion animal that's well-treated and has bonded with the family, so they somehow know what to do and...