12 Heroic Animals Who Stepped In To Save People’s Lives When All Hope Seemed Lost

Animals are remarkable in so many ways, and are far more intelligent and caring than we give them credit for. Many people that have had special pets in their lives can attest to this.

When things go wrong, an animal’s natural instincts often kick in, and they will sometimes do the unthinkable, throwing themselves in harm’s way to protect the lives of their owners; in certain cases, they save lives in the face of unbelievable odds.

These 12 animals all did exactly that, and their true stories are amazing. Each of them are a testament to the fact that animals often care about us as much as we care about them.

1. Kabang saved her owner’s little girl and her niece by pushing them out of the way of a speeding motorcycle. She suffered serious injuries, but their story touched people around the world. With the help of so many people’s donations, she was able to have life-saving surgery.

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2. A 12-year-old shih tzu named Babu insisted that his owner, 85-year-old Tami Akanuma, take him for a walk. When she opened the door, Babu forced her in the opposite direction of where they would normally walk and up a nearby hill. Minutes later, Tami turned back to see the devastating 2011 Tsunami overtake her town, destroying everything including her home.
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3. When his owner started choking on a piece of apple that had gotten lodged in her windpipe, Toby the golden retriever dislodged it by pouncing on her chest. She said when she began breathing again that Toby started to lick her face!

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