The 10 Most Amazing Tales of Animal Rescue (VIDEO)

01/30/2012 08:32 am ET | Updated Feb 03, 2012

We hear and read stories about these kinds of heroic acts all the time. Whether it's our fellow man helping out man's best friend or people putting aside their differences to come together for our mutual friends of the sea, there's no shortage of spectacular rescue stories.

We've cast our net all across the Net to bring you some of the most inspiring of animal rescues, and while they differ by land, sea, or scale of rescue, they all share one common thread: They represent the best of what we can do for our animal friends, big and small. To celebrate the Teen Impact contest, here are some of the most incredible real-life rescues.

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