Rugile Community member It seems that these days all we hear about is the tragic impact our actions are having on planet earth. Hell, even Dick Van Dyke was apparently once saved by porpoises. Some of these are better known than others however we will see some examples of life saving efforts from animals you probably didn’t expect… Fireman Cat Domestic animals have often been known to save their human companionsfrom danger. After somehow opening the gate latch, LuLu sprinted into traffic and laid down in the middle of the road to try and signal people to stop. Canada is a cold but friendly (and the northernmost) country in North America. Feel free to read this to your kids, nephews, godchildren, and prepare them to learn more than they will ever need or want to know about the different breeds of domesticated canine, the various jobs we employ them to do, and acts of heroism they have perpetrated.). 20 Real Stories Of Heroic Dogs Saving Human Lives. On one hand, these stories could all be lies invented by dishonest dolphin apologists. Dolphins, regarded as one of the most intelligent and compassionate animals in the world, have a long and friendly history with mankind. Not only is this type of dog often owned by people who need a little extra help, but Golden Retrievers are also taken to hospitals and places where people who are sick or sad live because they are so nice and warm and fuzzy, they make sick and sad people feel better (and make your ungrateful parents feel slightly better about leaving gram-grams in homes where orderlies bet on when she's going to kick the bucket). But beyond those common bonds of love, God may bring people and animals together in miraculous ways. Next: This smiling ocean creature is known to save lives. This vicious sea animal went at him thrice and injured him so badly that his right leg was carved down to the bone. “I am in no doubt Kerry saved me. Junior Animals Writer ... All the most important cat stories of the week. This list looks at 10 incidents in which animals have saved human lives. Animals are a lot smarter than people think — maybe even smarter than people sometimes. During a snowstorm in 1919, Tang, a Newfoundland dog, saved a sinking ship in Canada by grabbing a rope and dragging it to a nearby shoreline—saving the 92 passengers onboard, according to Dog Heroes: True Stories about Extraordinary Animals Around the World. | Axel Heimken/AFP/Getty Images. That easily could have been the end of him — if not for his pet rabbit. 20 heartwarming stories about dogs saving humans' lives Humorist Josh Billings once said, "a dog is the only thing on Earth that loves you more than he loves himself." Still alive and well, nine years later, Moti protected his family from a robber (i.e., a masked gunman holding up their liquor store who shot the dog before fleeing and before he could steal a thing). | National Geographic via YouTube. This list is about 10 animals that are true heroes, saving the lives of humans from animals and humankind alike. Almost everybody in the world likes animals. This year, there's been no shortage of laudable rescues, stories of kindhearted humans rising to the occasion on behalf of animals - though sometimes they are so special as to warrant a second look. The lions scared off the kidnappers. Hurricanes are natural disasters: Some people think natural disasters are caused by nature, others think they are made by an angry, old man who lives in the clouds and watches over all of us and makes things like hurricanes when we need a time-out (or a spanking if you are still centuries behind the times parenting-wise). Dayko is another yellow Labrador who saved people from crumbling rubble, seven Ecuadorians from the jaws of an earthquake to be specific. To clarify, for the adult children reading, Oregonions are people who have mastered time travel and live ten years prior to the rest of the United States, a 15-year old girl is one of the few things that inspires parental discussions of postpartum abortion. The rescuer found JoAnn having a heart attack and called for help immediately. Trakr is famous because he spent hours digging and helping people out from underneath a pair of buildings that had fallen down (in September, 2001) on them. | Corinna Halloran/Team SCA/Volvo Ocean Race via Getty Images. Next: This mother animal knew just what to do when a child was in danger. But that’s exactly what happened to a 12 year old Kenyan girl. The most LOL-worthy things the Internet has to offer. Maya belongs to a special breed of dogs called pitbulls that are strong, good fighters, and are usually raised to be brave enough to hold their own against bigger animals, like bulls, for example. They kept the shark at bay until the rescue boat made it over. A jelly doughnut. True Animal Stories in the News: Heroic Animals Rescue Humans (Real Life Stories Book 1) - Kindle edition by Bullivant, Richard. Police say they found the girl “shocked and terrified” — and surrounded by lions. 6 years ago. These days, grown-ups keep pitbulls as pets not only because they are good fighters and can protect their human friends, but because they are loyal friends, too. Christians are people who (often forget that they) believe that if you treat people nice you will eventually end up in a fun place called Heaven, where nobody is ever sad and you can play and do whatever you want forever (unfortunately, the Amish also believe dogs like Moti cannot get into Heaven to play forever, despite their being more noble and "Christian" in their actions than many humans). Next: This unexpected savior ran into traffic to get help. They say a dog is a man’s best friend. Honey is from a part of a family of dogs called Cocker Spaniels, who were trained centuries ago in a country called England to help people who like finding (and usually killing) and watching animals like birds go find them. We often hear stories about people saving animals from almost certain deaths. She was bruised from being manhandled by the kidnappers, but the lions never laid a paw on her. Positive News for Change is a subreddit for news that celebrates world events promoting a better … Never is that sentiment more obvious than during a life or death emergency. That’s part of what makes this next story so incredible. Here, you will see that some animals aim to balance out the debt. Rocky is a dog that works with the police to help keep people safe (and is one of the few upstanding law enforcement agents to pass away in the past decade as a hero and due to natural causes). Toby is another golden retriever who saved the day (back in 2007) by jumping onto Calvert, MD resident and owner Debbie Parkhurst's chest to dislodge the food she was choking on when Toby noticed Parkhurst was having trouble doing so on her own. The animal knew something was seriously wrong and jumped onto her owner’s chest and began thumping furiously and licking his face. The dolphins stayed close until the group was safely back to shore. But one could argue that domesticated animals are so attuned to people because they’re around them all the time. In 2005, a 12-year-old Kenyan girl was kidnapped by four men while walking home from school. Snake teeth or fangs are different from canine canines. They have always only been bred to be furry companions so it was especially special when five-pound Zoey fended off a snake (from attacking an infant) in the Colorado desert in 2007, even sustaining a snake bite. There’s a reason so many people love dolphins — and it’s not just because they always look like they’re smiling. That’s why it’s not a huge surprise that Scottish farmer Fiona Boyd was suddenly attacked by a mother cow who thought she was hurting her calf (when really she was just trying to help it). Sources: Breitbart.com, CNN.com, Dogguide.net, Dogster.com, FoxNews.com, NBCNews.com, When he's not writing for theRichest.com or otherwise expressing himself creatively through his music, short stories, and visual art, David Solomon is host of the BYOg (Bring Your Own game) Podcast and a PhD student in Social Psychology. So, here are some more amazing stories of how animals helped humans in the most critical moments: 1. Eventually, a man stopped and followed the brave pig home to see what the matter was. Amazing Animal Heroes That Saved Their Own, and Other Species (Including Humans!) Almost everybody in the world likes animals. But the dolphin chain was enough to keep the shark at bay until a rescue boat got close enough to scare the mighty beast away. Rocky belonged to a family of dogs called Dutch shepherds; the first Dutch shepherds were born hundreds of years ago in a place that you can only get to by flying in an airplane. The ancient American people came up with a fun name for dogs like Zoey: They call these tiny dogs Chihuahuas (Chee-wah-wahs if your tyke is old enough to read along). Napoleon is a Bulldog, which is a strong, muscular dog with a scrunched up and floppy face that is good at keeping people safe but bad at swimming. Katrina is the name of a black Labrador dog who saved a drowning man when Katrina the hurricane flooded a magical city called New Orleans. This can be fun for the clouds but very scary for people. Some dogs help policemen find people that have gotten lost and can't find their way home. Do you think Zoey looks like a Chee-wah-wah? | HaizhanZheng/iStock/Getty Images. Tur. And this is why animals are the best. The pet rabbit drew attention to his coma. A bobcat is a wildcat that, like wolves, cannot be kept safely as pets. That did not stop this funny-faced pooch from leaping into a Michigan lake, not Lake Michigan, and swimming back to shore with a burlap sack filled with six, eventually healthy kittens. I have been lurking on listverse for a while now and I thought it was about time I contributed something, so here is my first list. When owner JoAnn suffered a heart attack at home, the pig ran to find help, even though she had never been outside the fenced yard before. Some people think snakes also make good pets, but everybody also knows some snakes are dangerous. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Top 10 Cases of Animals Saving Humans. Most of them are pets while some of them involve animals that had no connection to the victim. Dogs are usually praised for helping their human friends out of trouble but Napoleon the English Bulldog earned his hero points by saving a litter of abandoned baby cats. Chaos1111. Sometimes it's hard to tell who rescued who. Kaze (pronounced: ká-zé) is a black Labrador retriever, which means he has a black coat of hair and he was trained to retrieve or bring things back to people. by: Staff Writer. (Author's Note: It's a dangerous and scary world these days, so kids and adults alike could use some good news. When a 3-year-old boy accidentally fell into the gorilla enclosure at Brookfield Zoo in Illinois, employees anticipated the worst. “I’ve spent 28 years underwater with whales, and have never had a whale so tactile and so insistent on putting me on his head, or belly, or back, or, most of all, trying to tuck me under his huge pectoral fin,” Hauser told the Daily Mirror. Human beings were not the only species to throw themselves into relief efforts in 2005 in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Luckily, Boyd’s horse Kerry stepped in and kicked the attacking cow, allowing Boyd enough time to roll to safety. To save his unconscious and unresponsive owner from death by carbon monoxide inhalation, Max had to make the difficult executive decision to use his clamp-like jaws and carnivorous teeth to drag California resident Farrel, by his arm away from the source of poisonous gas, at which point Jack woke up to find his dog's fangs buried in his forearm. 15 Adopted Animals Who Rescued Their Humans. LuLu’s prize for saving JoAnn’s life? While at home, in Cambridge shire, England, Simon fell … 13 Unbelievable Stories Of Animals Saving The Day. For no obvious reason other than pure kindness, the whale was trying to protect her from the shark by tucking her underneath his fin. 2020 Showbiz Cheat Sheet, All Rights Reserved. But thankfully, that day turned out differently. Can you come up with a sillier name? The odd behavior caught the attention of the man’s wife, who originally thought he had just fallen asleep watching television. If she hadn’t been grazing in the same pasture, I really believe I would have been killed. Gorillas are extremely territorial animals, which is part of what makes it so dangerous when people come in contact with them, either in the wild or at a zoo. 13 Feel-Good Stories About People Saving Our Planet . The horse’s intervention allowed her to roll to safety. Border Collies are medium-sized and have longer, wavy, black-and-white hair, and all of them are good at nudging and steering people, sheep, and sheep-le, to where they need to be. This German Shepherd-wolf mix amazed upstate New York firefighters who arrived at Eve and Norman Fertig's home to find their Shana had dug a 20 ft. tunnel from the couple's home to where they had been trapped outside in a snowstorm by fallen trees and had dragged the elderly Fertigs back to the warmth of their house, sustaining serious injury to her paws in the process. The whale was protecting the tiger from the lurking shark. Michael used to work in the same buildings that Trakr the German Shepherd had to dig under to be a hero and Roselle helped lead him and 30 others down almost 1,500 "stairs" before the buildings fell. Remi locked himself in a cage at the Montpellier animal shelter until all of its 200 dogs were adopted. Next: This barnyard friend saved his owner from certain death. A fresh take on sports: the biggest news and most entertaining lists. She comes from a family of dogs called Rottweilers that were (bred and) trained to help farmers and butchers protect their cows and their pigs and their chickens, and also to help take these animals to market where people called butchers sell their animals (your younglings do not need to know that these animals are dead and have been chopped into sellable bits before being "taken to market"). In fact, the people who drive those big red fire trucks you probably love (I'll leave it to you to decide whether to call them firemen or firepeople or firemen and firewomen) have a dog called a Dalmatian, which has short white hair with black spots, riding in the truck with them (to help them save people from burning buildings). Humorist Josh Billings once said, "a dog is the only thing on Earth that loves you more than he loves himself." In a heart-wrenching example of life imitating art, specifically canine heroics that rival those relayed in the elementary school staple Where The Red Fern Grows, Golden Retriever, Angel, sprang into action when his 11-year old (in 2010) master, Canadian citizen Austin Forman, was suddenly attacked by a bobcat. A week after the abduction, the kidnappers were chased off by three lions who guarded the victim until police arrived to rescue her. The mad cow butted, shouldered, and stomped on Boyd and surely would have continued the beating until she was dead. Little Joe and other dogs like him are called Yorkshire terriers or, "Yorkies" for short, and they usually are kept as pets, as friends or companions, or as show dogs. Heartwarming stories about dogs saving humans' lives. Hurricanes are a party for giant rain clouds; during a certain time of year when it is extra stormy, clouds get together and start spinning in a circle. Zoey is from a family of small dogs that even the Kings of ancient America (like the Mayans who used to live where your nanny is from) might have kept as pets. Honey was honored at 5 months old for saving (i.e., getting help for) her owner who had flipped his truck. Some people keep animals at home as pets, other people go to see them and pet them at the zoo, and some people even go to school and work with animals. In … For her heroism, the Animal Miracle Foundation named this miraculous mutt 2008's Dog of the Year. By Jena Mazzio. Rocky is famous for stopping a bad guy (in August, 2002) who was trying to take something that was not his, even after Rocky hurt his paw (i.e., a burglar shot Rocky in the leg). Bulls are boy cows that are also sometimes trained to fight. Dogs have a sense of smell that is better than people's; they can smell things from further away than you or I can, which is why they are always already in the kitchen when it's time to eat. Feb 15, 2020 - Explore Jo Michelin's board "Animals Saving Humans", followed by 219 people on Pinterest. The very first dog a person ever kept as a pet or that ever became friends with a person (i.e., domesticated dog) was a baby wolf (or technically a wolf's baby). U.K. resident Simon Steggall went into a diabetic coma while sitting at home watching TV with his wife. Snakes are different from dogs in many ways: Dogs have fur coats and walk on four legs, snakes have scaly skin and slither around on their bellies. Despite her size, muscular Maya was able to save her mommy, Angela, from a bad man who tried to hurt her. Thanks to the rabbit’s perceptive antics, his wife called the paramedics and the man’s life was saved. Orion saved an eight-year-old girl who was dragged by … We’ve all heard remarkable stories of animals saving human lives. Sadly, he died of exhaustion shortly thereafter. Roselle is a yellow Labrador, which, alongside the Golden Retriever, is a happy, friendly kind of dog that (used to mostly help hunters retrieve their prey but now) is often owned by people who need extra help in life. By Aleksandra Slijepcevic Apr 16, 2014. In this spirit, this collection of warm fuzzy stories about warm fuzzy heroes was written in a style reminiscent of early learning books or primers and is therefore mostly appropriate and "edutaining" for all readers. A week after the abduction, the kidnappers were chased off by three lions who guarded the victim until police arrived to rescue her. Giant gorillas can maim or even kill full-grown men — so you can only imagine the damage they’re capable of inflicting on a toddler. They are not as dumb or unintelligent as we perceive them to be. 10 Cases of Animals Saving Humans. Orion was a dog that rescued 37 people during the Vargas tragedy, a disaster that occurred in Venezuela on 15 and 16 December 1999, when torrential rains and flash foods killed thousands of people. He has longer hair though, and some spots on his body are not covered in black hair like Rocky. Posted: Mar 10, 2015 / 08:28 AM CDT / Updated: Mar 10, 2015 / 08:28 AM CDT. This "yellow lab" however, was not only untrained as a seeing-eye dog, Norman himself was blind. A 12-year-old girl from Ethiopia disappeared in her own back yard. ... these are just two among hundreds of stories of animals saving lives. Is it possible for a wild animal to save a human? 10 Cases Of Animals Saving Humans From Certain Death. Show dogs perform for a living, sometimes they compete in beauty pageants and play sports, and sometimes they act in movies and TV commercials (two things, TV and commercials, you kiddies might not even be familiar with thanks to you parents' best friend, DVR). However, this is another story of animals saving humans where a young man, named Simon was saved by a rabbit. It turns out the answer is yes. Belgian organization APOPO is training … Some people keep animals at home as pets, other people go to see them and pet them at the zoo, and some people even go to school and work with animals. Stories of dolphins protecting humans … Angel intercepted the flying cat, and both boy and dog survived, though Angel sustained a serious claw swipe to the face. Then, she carried him carefully over to the door of the exhibit, so rescue workers could retrieve him. Stacie, her 6-year old stepdaughter, and fiancée finally took heed when all three woke up to splitting headaches. Kerry was fantastic. Scientists believe this instinct comes from the whale’s desire to protect its calves from predators. Author Jennifer S. Holland shares unexpected stories of heroism and empathy, from a horse who protects his owner from a pit bull, to a hippo who rescues a wildebeest from drowning. But we beg to differ. Norman and his mom (owner Annette McDonald) were taking a stroll along the Oregonion shore when Norman heard the cries of 15-year old Lisa Nibley, who had been worn out in her struggle with the undertow, and sprung into action, swimming out to Nibley then letting her grab onto his tail as he swam to shore. Either way, these lions should be celebrated as the heroes they truly are. 1 / 5. Wolves are wild dogs that nobody keeps as pets and that live outside of cities and away from people because they can be dangerous and mean. Little Joe was definitely not trained to fend off a 100-pound black bear that had wandered onto owner Deborah Epstein's New Jersey property in Summer, 2003. These Stories About Pets And Animals Being Helped During The California Fires Are So Heartbreakingly Sweet. Roselle's human friend, Michael Hinson, was blind, which means he had trouble using his eyes to see things, and Roselle's job was to help Michael get where he needed to go without bumping into things. New book chronicles stories of animals saving humans, other animals AM Show. ... What is even more amazing, is that this type of packaging is completely safe for animals to snack on since they are made from barley and wheat ribbons. When marine biologist Nan Hauser felt a 50,000-pound humpback whale nudging her during a dive, she was confused, as that’s not typical behavior for a whale. 96.7k members in the Positive_News community. 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