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Animal Saves Human

Hero Georgia dog wins HSUS award

A pit bull in Georgia has been honored by the Humane Society of the US for saving the life of one of his guardians and then coming to her aid later again. Last July, Gloria Benton suffered an suffered an aneurysm, fell and fractured her skull – as reported by My Fox Atlanta. Titan alerted […]

Hero dog; hero soldier

Lilly the hero pit bull is back at home: Lilly, the dog who pulled her collapsed guardian off a train track earlier this month in Massachusetts, is back home and recovering from her injuries. And it is important to note that Lilly is a dog rescued from a local shelter. This offers another piece of […]

Hero pet and hero person

I just found two great stories that once again reaffirm our connection with our animals. The winner of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles’ 30th National Hero Dog Award has been announced and it’s Bear, a 100-pound Shiloh German shepherd rescued from a Texas animal shelter three years ago. Bear’s […]

Another case offers more evidence of self-awareness in dogs

I recently got into a back-and-forth about greyhound racing under a Huffington Post blog entry. A couple of folks on the pro-racing side talked about the dogs as “athletes” and about how much they are worth in monetary terms. And they claimed the dogs love racing. I came out of the discussion thinking about how […]

Video: Man falls into well and is rescued by a 13-year-old dog

Another case of a human saved by a dog:

Cat saves woman from seizure hours after being adopted

A woman in Sturgeon Bay, Wis. might owe her life to a cat she adopted just hours prior to suffering a seizure on February 8. The Green Bay Press Gazette reports Amy Jung adopted a cat from a local shelter and later in the day she suffered what is described as an insulin reaction. Pudding […]

Pack Line Headlines: Pit bull saves family; new adoption system; NC puppy mill bust

Pit bull saves family during house fire: A Chicago pit bull alerted her family in the middle of the night that their house was on fire. The family got out safely and one family member rushed back into the home to save Moo Moo. Once again, we see an example of the greatness of animals […]

Amazing: Service dog saves woman’s life with multiple tasks

An elderly woman in Glendale, Ariz. is alive and recovering in the hospital thanks to her service dog, who performed multiple tasks in coming to her aid, after she fell in her home and broke her femur. ABC News reports Bethe Bennett was losing consciousness on the floor when Danny, a miniature schnauzer, began licking […]

Pack Line Headlines: Elephants, dog saves guardian, man stabs dog 11 times, adoption groups slammed

Editorial slams adoption groups: A Slate.com editorial that ran Thursday on the website suggests the adoption process through rescue groups can amount to an “inquisition.” I don’t doubt that some rescue organizations can have detailed adoption application processes that turn some people off. The process varies from group to group. But the fear that homeless […]

Dog intervenes to save woman being beaten by her boyfriend

Last year, when a woman in Kansas City, Mo. was being beaten with a hammer by her boyfriend, her Great Dane came to her defense. The dog absorbed several blows after laying across her body. Reports state the boyfriend then threw them both out of a second-story window. KCTV5.com reports the dog’s injuries included a […]