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By holistic cat behaviorist Layla Morgan Wilde at CatWisdom101.com   When not protecting her human family from dog attacks, Tara the Hero Cat and Internet viral video sensation is a combination of the ordinary and extraordinary. At first glance Tara appears like a regular brown tabby. She’s a healthy, normal cat with no physical or behavioral issues. It’s only when …

Sean Rodriguez is a 10-year-old 5th grader who struggled with reading. His mother, Kristi, Program Coordinator at the Animal Rescue League in Pennsylvania, decided to bring him in to read to cats to refine his skills in a nonjudgmental environment. It went so well that he started asking to come back and read more! His regular visits back to the …

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Pit Bull Mom: My Dogs Have Jobs, Too

by Kirstyn Northrop Cobb, guest contributor, Pit Bull Parent • Sep 03 , 2013

I’ve been working in animal welfare for quite some time now, and in time, have started using my dogs in my work as well. Not all of them, but, as some of them have the right personality for it, why not use them! So, I do! For years, Squeake, Rover and Gus were used as humane blood donor dogs. They …

On Easter Sunday, Rocky, a Labrador Retriever/Husky mix pulled a nine-year-old girl, Samara Wagner, from an icy river in Edmonton, AL. By the time Adam Shaw and Rocky, who were walking nearby, reached the ice, after hearing screams for help, both Samara and her sister had fallen into the water, according to Brad Lennon, CNN. Shaw was able to help …

We learned this week that 2012 American Humane Association Hero Dog Gabe is no longer with us. Gabe was living in a Houston, TX shelter before he was selected for training by the United States Army. Gabe’s human partner was Sgt. 1st Class Chuck Shuck. After passing training, they deployed to Iraq in 2006. While there, Gabe participated in 210 …

We at Petfinder love hero stories, and this one , reported by Pawnation.com, is particularly heartwarming because the hero is a blind, deaf, three-legged Dachshund named True. Being deaf, “he normally sleeps like a rock,” his mom, Katie Crosley says. But he didn’t sleep like a rock on November 18. Katie and her seven-week-old son, Jace, were asleep on the …

An adopted dog named Duke is credited with saving the life of nine-week-old Harper Brousseau of Portland, CT, according to a story on the Huffington Post. One night, the normally obedient dog jumped repeatedly on the bed of Jenna Brousseau and her husband, Harper’s parents. They knew something was wrong. The parents went into their baby’s room and discovered she …

Eleven years ago I was in class when our teacher received a phone call. She got very still and announced that she was turning on the television because something terrible had happened. As I heard that the Pentagon had been hit as well as the Twin Towers, I worried about my sister. She was a college student in DC, working …

An Arizona man is crediting his horses for tipping him off to a burglar trying to break into his neighbor’s house this weekend. (Read the full story reported by the Eastern Arizona Courier.) Meet Scotch at Gilbert, AZ-based Healing Hearts Animal Rescue. Early Sunday morning, Larry Larson of Graham County, AZ, was preparing to meet his brother when he noticed …

Animal Planet’s new series Saved (Mondays at 8 p.m. ET) recently featured the story of the Pieters family in Lancaster, PA, and their adopted Terrier mix, Jack. The family adopted Jack to be a companion to their young daughter, Maya, who suffers from a rare neurological disorder called Congenital Bilateral Perisylvian Syndrome. CBPS causes partial paralysis of facial muscles, which …

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