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The Daily Treat: Hero Dog Saves 5-Week-Old Puppies Abandoned in Garbage Bag

The Daily Treat: Hero Dog Saves 5-Week-Old Puppies Abandoned in Garbage Bag

Originally posted 01/23/2015 06:50AM

A six-year-old Australian shepherd named Sausage is being credited for saving the life of three puppies that were discovered inside a garbage bag in Pleasant Hill, California.

"It is one of the feel good stories of the year," Rick Golphin, deputy director of Contra Costa County Animal Services, tells PEOPLE.

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UpdatePosted 01/20/2015 07:00AM

Heroic Pot-Bellied Pig Foils Attempted Robbery in England

Originally posted 01/19/2015 02:05PM

There are a lot of heroic pets in the world, but none more unlikely than Ludwig.

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Hero Cat Saves Baby from Freezing to Death

UpdatePosted 01/16/2015 07:50PM

The Daily Treat: Hero Cat Saves Baby from Freezing to Death

Originally posted 01/16/2015 12:30PM

Who says cats are self-absorbed?

A long-haired cat from Obninsk, Russia, came to the aid of an abandoned baby recently and is being called a hero. The furry feline kept the baby boy warm and even meowed to get the attention of passersby, the New York Post reports.

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Florida Teen Survives Bear Attack with the Help of Her Dog

Florida Teen Survives Bear Attack with the Help of Her Dog

Originally posted 12/27/2014 07:30AM

Leah Reeder was out for a walk with her dog, Ralph, on Sunday when she was suddenly attacked by a black bear in Eastpoint, Florida.

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Dog Dies in Fire After Saving 7 Lives

Dog Dies in Fire After Saving 7 Lives

Originally posted 12/11/2014 07:30AM

Man's best friend indeed.

When a fire started brewing in the Indianapolis home of Johnny Walker around midnight on Tuesday, his shih tzu/poodle mix Bogey barked furiously to wake him up – ultimately saving the lives of Walker and several others.

According to New York's Daily News, the pup was the first to notice the fire, which was sparked by two unattended space heaters.

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Meet the Secret Service Heroes Who Love Long Walks and Kong Toys

Meet the Secret Service K-9 Heroes Who Took Down the White House Fence Jumper

Originally posted 10/24/2014 07:15PM

America's newest heroes are not talking about their latest daring mission.

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Meet Bretagne, the Last-Known Surviving Ground Zero Search Dog

Meet Bretagne, the Last-Known Surviving Ground Zero Search Dog

Originally posted 09/11/2014 04:05PM

At Ground Zero in 2001, Bretagne was a specially trained 2-year-old golden retriever who had a sixth sense about who needed her most.

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Hero Dog Helps Owner Fight Off a Black Bear

UpdatePosted 08/23/2014 09:00AM

Meet the Hero Dog Who Helped His Owner Fight Off a Black Bear

Originally posted 08/22/2014 02:30PM

Man's best friend, indeed.

On Thursday, Steven Krichbaum, 59, was walking with his yellow Lab mix Henry in West Virginia's George Washington National Forest when they were confronted with something bear-y scary: two cubs and a larger black bear, who wasn't happy to see them. The animal proceeded to attack, and the guys leaped into action.

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Tara the Hero Cat Practicing for Her Baseball Debut

UpdatePosted 05/19/2014 03:00PM

Tara the Hero Cat Practicing for Her Baseball Debut

Originally posted 05/19/2014 01:35PM

Judging by her heroic purr-formance that went viral last week, we're sure Tara the cat is going to nail it when she helps throw out the first pitch at a minor league baseball game this week.

But really: If you saw the way she protected 4-year-old Jeremy Triantafilo during a vicious dog attack, you get it. (And if you missed it, watch the video below.)

Still, the hero cat is clocking in plenty of prep time before she takes the field at Tuesday's Bakersfield Blaze game in California.

"TARA THE HERO CAT has been practicing for her first pitch on Tuesday!" the team's Twitter account announced Sunday.

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UpdatePosted 05/16/2014 04:15PM

Flashback Friday: Remember When This Cat Fought Off Two Alligators?

Originally posted 05/16/2014 03:30PM

As with the mythological Greek heroes of yore, the legendary feats of our nation's feline champions will echo down through generations. Today's epic purr-etry tells the tale of Tara, a California tabby that saved its young owner from a vicious dog mauling.

But in the annals of history lies another hero cat, Mugsy the Gatorbane. Though the bards do not sing of Mugsy as they once did, back in the ancient Internet age of 2010 his story was shouted from the hilltops of Jezebel to the valley of the Telegraph.

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