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WATCH: 2012's Most Heroic Dogs

Oliver Noble | Posted 12.26.2012 | Good News

For indisputable evidence of just how heroic dogs can be, take a look at the team of Golden Retrievers who recently arrived in Newtown to help comfort...

PHOTOS: Lioness Battles Crocodile To Protect Pride

Posted 07.30.2012 | Green

In an instant, a tense situation escalated to an attack, and one lucky wildlife photographer managed to catch a violent moment between a lioness and a...

WATCH: Mom Says Hero Dog Saved Her 14-Month-Old Son From Drowning

Posted 08.10.2012 | Good News

A dog has been hailed a "hero" after he saved a Michigan toddler from drowning in his family swimming pool, News 8 reports. Patricia Drauch, 30, s...

Heroic Cat Takes Bullet For Kittens

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 07.27.2012 | Good News

They say a mother would do anything for her children. For proof, look no further than Cindy, a mother cat who literally took a bullet for her kitt...

Hero Dog's Heartwarming Rescue Of Newborn Baby Girl

Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 07.26.2012 | Good News

A dog who saved an abandoned newborn baby in Ghana is being hailed as a hero. According to the Ghana News Agency, the two-week-old baby girl was fo...

Remembering The Dogs Of War

Posted 07.27.2012 | Green

From Lisa Rogak: This Memorial Day, Americans are rightfully paying tribute to the brave fallen military men and women in uniform who have made the...

LOOK: Animal Heroes From The Joplin Tornado

Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 07.27.2012 | Good News

On May 22, 2011, one of the worst tornadoes in US history hit Joplin, Mo., killing 161 people and destroying nearly a third of the city. It was a ...

Adopted Rescue Cat Takes Family Responsibility Seriously

Amy E. Bennett | Posted 05.18.2012 | Green
Amy E. Bennett

Sometimes you rescue a cat, and sometimes that cat rescues you right back. Talk to a few of New York City's ACR volunteers and you will hear amazing tales of cats that have entered the lives of their human adopters and changed them for the better.

Hero Dog Pulls Unconscious Owner From Train's Path

Posted 07.26.2012 | Good News

A pit bull named Lilly risked her life to pull her unconscious owner from the path of an oncoming freight train last week. The loyal dog suffered seri...

7 Heroic Pets Who Saved Lives

Mother Nature Network | Posted 07.27.2012 | Green

Studies show that owning a cat, dog or other pet has a multitude of health benefits. Animals can lower blood pressure and help prevent strokes — and...

Nothing But Love For This Year's 'Hero Dog'

AP | By SUE MANNING | Posted 07.27.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- Three years ago, Bear was a 100-pound Shiloh German shepherd nobody wanted at a Texas shelter. Debbie Zeisler came to his rescue. She ...

HEROIC HOUND: Guide Dog Calls Cops When Owner Attacked

AP | Posted 07.26.2012 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA -- Police say an intruder attacked a blind woman inside her home before her guide dog alerted police. Investigators say the 54-year-old ...

WATCH: Hero Dog Saves Puppy From Drowning

Posted 07.26.2012 | Good News

In this amazing video from ABC News, watch as an adorable golden retriever puppy struggling in a pool gets rescued by its mother. Seeing her littl...

Miracle Super-Pooch Takes A Bullet For Owner And Survives

Posted 07.26.2012 | Good News

Kilo, the pit bull, has been hailed a super-pooch after he took a bullet to protect his owner and survived, New York Post reports. Over the weeken...

Cat Diagnoses Owner's Breast Cancer Before Doctors

Posted 07.26.2012 | Good News

Call it a sixth sense, a special connection, or just plain mystery. But whatever gift cats and dogs have that allows them to detect health conditions ...

Cat Saves Woman's Life Hours After Being Adopted

Posted 07.26.2012 | Good News

A newly-adopted cat repaid his owner's loving gesture earlier this month by saving her from a medical emergency just hours after he was brought home, ...

Heroic Service Dog Saves Owner After Fall

Posted 07.26.2012 | Good News

An elderly Arizona woman and author who suffered a harsh fall last Friday is alive and recovering at a nearby hospital thanks to her service dog Danny...

Dog Who Sniffed Out 40 Million Illegal Cigarettes Retires

Posted 07.27.2012 | Crime

After seven years sniffing out contraband at a Polish customs office, Lucky the labrador is giving his nose a well deserved rest. Over the span o...

Tiny Dog Protects Family In Late Night Fire

Posted 07.27.2012 | Good News

Big heroes can come in very small packages. That's the case for Tucker, a tiny Yorkie/Beagle mix, who saved the Gray family from their burning hom...

Heroic Dog Takes On Venomous Snake

Posted 07.27.2012 | Impact

A heroic dog from Ipswich, Australia, is still recovering at a local veterinarian after saving his family's two young girls from a venomous snake that...

Dog Shields Woman From Abusive Boyfriend

Posted 07.26.2012 | Good News

A Great Dane who saved his owner's life by protecting her from her boyfriend's physical abuse has now inspired the local domestic violence shelter to ...

Rescued Dog Saves Owner's Life

Posted 07.26.2012 | Impact

A dog who was rescued from an animal shelter has returned her owner's gesture by helping the man survive a heart attack, Fox 59 News Indianapolis repo...

My Dog, The Hero: 14 Pets Who Saved Human Lives

Posted 07.27.2012 | Healthy Living

In early November, 3-and-a-half-year-old Duncan saved his best friend's life. Duncan, a boxer, pawed and barked at his owner, Scott Dunn, until th...

Dog Saves Owner From Fire, Dies In Blaze

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 07.26.2012 | Impact

A Cobb County, Georgia man is alive today because of his best friend's heroic act. Scott Dunn was sick when he fell asleep on his couch next to his...

PHOTOS: The Four-Legged Heroes

Posted 07.27.2012 | Green

Many heroes emerged in the aftermath of September 11th, including dogs. Estimates suggest that hundreds of trained dogs and their handlers worked ...