Its seems we can never be too careful when out walking our dogs these days and it’s not traffic or aggressive dogs we need to worry about but icy water, balls, fire and even sharks!
If you encountered a pooch in distress, to what lengths would you go to save him/her?
Here are a few feel good real life stories about pooches who lived happily ever after thanks to brave humans heroes who risked their own lives to drag them out of danger.
Last weekend an ex Royal Navy serviceman risked hyperthermia in freezing temperatures when he leapt into an frozen river to save a woman’s two pet Cocker Spaniels. The shocked pooches, who helplessly sunk into the ice in Hampshire, were rescued by Steve Williams who without thinking slipped off his jeans and broke into the ice to pull both dogs out. Click here to read the full story. Also last week another brave man rescued a Labrador from a burning house fire in Jersey last week. Click here to read more.
Across the pond, Jake, the Rat Terrier from Florida Keys escaped from the jaws of a shark last year. Whilst out swimming laps off the dock Jack (as pictured above) was attacked by a large Lemon shark who took a bite out of the little mutt’s belly. You can see the news clip here. Jake’s owner Greg dived into the water giving the shark a sharp blow with his fists which released the dog from his grip. Thankfully the dog escaped death with just a few stitches but next time swimming will be likely to be confined to a swimming pool.
Also in the states a woman stopped her vehicle when she noticed a small Pit Bull pup lying in the middle of the road. The caring lady, who unlike other drivers who swerved passed the severely injured dog, took the dog into her arms and took her to a local animal hospital. She has now adopted the puppy named Angel as her own. Read more about the story here.
Finally here is a tear jerker movie clip about a Dalmatian who got a small ball lodged in his throat whilst playing at home - see clip here. Willy escaped miraculously with a help of a canine cop who knew how to perform dog CPR. If you want to prepare yourself for any nasty surprises have a look at Stan Rawlinson’s page of canine first aid. Worth a read - you never know when it may come in handy.
Do you know anyone who became a hero for their dog? We’d love to hear your real stories too.
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Next week we will be looking at amazing dogs that save humans and other dogs!