Dogs are our true friends. These 7 Heroic acts by dogs will make you proud.
Our dogs surprise us with their unconditional love and devotion, which we profess. There are numerous cases when they have rescued people in danger and saved lives. In this article, we have compiled some moving stories that describe different dogs in different situations.
In January 1925, the doctors realized that a deadly diphtheria epidemic was about to affect young people of Nome, Alaska. The only drug that could stop the outbreak was in Seattle, Washington, 1,600 miles away. The single engine airplane that could deliver the drug was frozen and would not start. After considering all alternatives, the authorities decided to bring the medication through various dogs relay. The drug was taken by the train from Anchorage to Nenana, where the first sled was formed to deliver medication to Nome. Over 20 sleds participated, facing a blizzard with -31° C temperatures and strong winds. On February 2, 1925, the Norwegian Gunnar Kaasen led his team, guided by the dog Balto. Balto demonstrated that he perfectly knew the route, saving his team in the Topkok river. Balto was also able to stay on track in complete disorientation. Kaasen said he could barely see the hand in front of his face. Balto made the route in almost total darkness. In Nome, everyone wanted to thank Kaasen for his effort, but he said Balto deserved it more than him.
On September 11, 2001, Omar Eduardo Rivera, blind computer technician, was working on the 71 floor of the World Trade Center with his guide dog, Dorado. When the hijacked plane hit the tower, Rivera knew it would take a long time to evacuate the building, but he wanted his Labrador to have a chance to escape, so he undid the belt and left him. “I thought he was lost forever. The noise and heat were terrifying, but I had to give him a chance to escape, so I undid the belt and showed him to leave”, Rivera said. Dorado was dragged downstairs by the mass of people trying to evacuate the building, but few minutes later, Rivera felt the dog caressing his legs. Dorado had returned to his side. Dorado and a coworker helped Rivera to rush down the stairs, which took nearly an hour. Shortly, after leaving the tower, the building collapsed. Rivera says he owes his life to his faithful dog.
The dog named Kabang is a real heroine who saved the lives of two girls. In December 2011, she ran in front of a motorcycle traveling on a highway in Zamboanga, saving small Dina Bunggal (9) and her cousin Diansing (3), who were running to the highway. The girls did not suffer any damage, but Kabange suffered a terrible injury. She pet lost her upper jaw and nose, and other bones of the head, but, fortunately, she survived. After receiving seven months treatment at a veterinary clinic in California, Kabang returned to the Philippines, where she was welcomed as a hero.
Yves is a Rottweiler who saved the life of his mistress, a partially paralyzed person. American Katie Vaughan was driving a car that suddenly stopped. There was a flame inside the vehicle and the interior was quickly filled with smoke. Katie alone could not leave the car, but she managed to open the door to save her dog. Katie was losing consciousness, but at the same time felt that Yves was firmly pulling her legs. She was able to remove the burning car and as soon as the dog managed to drag Katie few meters away, the car completely exploded.
Tru is a little deaf and blind dog, but thanks to his bravery, he saved the lives of his owners. The night passed quietly at the home of Katie. Suddenly, the house began to burn due to overheating. Katie slept peacefully in her room, few meters away from her son. What could have been a tragedy was an anecdote thanks to the courage of the small Tru. The deaf and blind dog went to the room of his mistress and woke her up, which saved both her and her child from certain death.
The heroic pitbull Lefty was admired throughout Virginia. She attacked the thieves who broke into house of her owners and the only way to stop her was shooting with a gun. Unfortunately, despite the brave behavior of pitbull, thieves managed to steal the jewels and money of the family. Friends and neighbors of the family organized a collection over the Internet to raise funds for the heroic pitbull, so she could receive veterinary care because the owners had fallen into dept due to theft. The dog underwent surgery and recovered quickly.
Sicko is a small dog that only weighs five kilos, but despite the small size, the dog defended the grandson of his owner in a situation that could endangered the child’s life. While he was playing in the garden, a poisonous snake came out of the bushes, dangerously threatening the child. The dog stood between the snake and the child, getting a bite in the eye. The child was not harmed, but Sicko lost vision on the eye. It was pure bravery.