Hero Dog Saves Injured Dog Friend
This is an amazing clip showing a dog dodging traffic to drag another dog which has been hit by a car off the freeway to safety! Clever, compassionate and incredible! A story with a happy ending
This is an amazing clip showing a dog dodging traffic to drag another dog which has been hit by a car off the freeway to safety! Clever, compassionate and incredible! A story with a happy ending
Russian hero cat saves baby from freezing to death. Masha the long-haired kitty climbed into a box left outside and kept an abandoned baby warm for several hours.
Local resident Irina Lavrova described the cat, a stray who is cared for by locals, as quiet and friendly – so when she heard the cat making a fuss, she knew something was amiss.
"I thought that perhaps she had injured herself," said Lavrova. "Normally she would have come and said hello to me. You can imagine my shock when I saw her lying in a box next to a baby."
Wonderful dog helps his paralyzed owner, despite never having been trained to assist, by pushing him through the streets of China. Amazing story here.
For Animals.3 hours ago
Shaka, the police pitbull May,2012. Shaka came to Billy Wells' unit in the Milwaukie Police Department after a series of events changed the death-row dog's life. Years ago, she was nearly euthanized at an overcrowded shelter in New York. She was rescued from the city pound by a pit bull advocate in New York. Her new guardian immediately recognized Shaka's work ethic and potential and decided to contact the K-9 Detection Training Unit at Washington State Patrol Academy. "I'm almost certain that if she could figure out a way to drive my patrol car, I'd be completely out of the picture," Since arriving on their force, Shaka has shown an amazing aptitude as a detection dog. In her first few months, she found drugs in 18 out of the 20 times she was deployed. On her state certification exam she scored 100 percent. "She pretty much walked me through it, because she's a four-year veteran with a phenomenal nose" She also is a great family member, and when the two are off-duty Shaka goes home to live with Wells' family. Said Wells, "Shaka has a loving home and usually goes everywhere with me and my family." Photo:StubbyDog. Powered by socialditto 673 likes · 36 comments
For Animals.12 hours ago
Sallie, the hero bull terrier. 1861 Sallie the bull terrier was adopted by the captain of a Union regiment when she was just a puppy. She grew up among the soldiers as they were preparing for what came to be the bloodiest part of the Civil War. During the drills, she would run alongside the soldiers and stand at attention during the daily dress parade. Even Lincoln himself was known to give Sallie a salute. During one particularly nasty battle, Sallie's regiment was pushed back into a nearby town. They were eventually able to push the Confederates back, and when they finally recovered what had been their absolute frontline days earlier they found Sallie standing vigil over wounded Union soldiers and watching over the dead bodies of her fallen allies. She had been doing that for three whole days. No hunger, no thirst, and definitely no charging Confederate army had been able to make her flinch one bit. In February 1865 an attack in the Petersburg lines that led to the demise of the whole first wave of the Union attack. Men of the second wave found Sallie's body and actually paused the attack to bury her while under heavy enemy fire.A few decades later, when a monument was constructed to commemorate the brave efforts of the 11th Pennsylvania regiment, the surviving soldiers insisted she be included. Photos: Pennsylvania state archives Powered by socialditto 524 likes · 25 comments
For Animals.53 minutes ago
Beau's strange behavior saved owner. At 4:00 a.m. Mona slept soundly while her apartment building was engulfed in smoke and fire. Mona did not hear the fire alarm and only woke up when she heard her four-year-old cat, Beau, hurling her body against the closed bedroom door. Still groggy, Mona could not imagine why her cat was behaving so strangely. This was something she had never seen Beau do before. Immediately she got up to see what the fuss was all about. She opened her bedroom door to find that her apartment was overcome with such thick, heavy smoke that she could not even see the end of her hallway. Mona and Beau had no choice but to run out onto their second-floor balcony, as there was no other escape route. She and her cat waited in terror, crying for help until the Fire Department rescued them both and took them to safety. Beau is Mona’s cat hero. She credits Beau with saving her life. Via:petcentric.com Powered by socialditto 75 likes · 5 comments
For Animals.13 minutes ago
Leo, the hero dog that saved kittens from blaze. October 2008, Melbourne, Australia.Family pooch Leo risked his life to save a litter of newborn kittens from flames engulfing a house and was hailed as a hero by Australian fire brigade. Leo's owners, a family of four, had escaped from their blazing home in Melbourne, with a second dog. But Leo, a jack russell cross, refused to leave the building. Believing one person unaccounted for, firemen entered the house, where they found him standing guard over the kittens despite the thick, acrid smoke. Outside, Leo, who had lost consciousness and stopped breathing, was revived, with rescuers giving him oxygen and a heart massage. The kittens, in a cardboard box in a bedroom, also needed treatment. Ken Brown, a fire service commander, said: "Leo wouldn't leave the kittens, and it nearly cost him his life." He said the family were relieved to be reunited with all their pets. "Everyone's fine," he said. "We rescued everyone." Video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=5HKbvjg8D2A Powered by socialditto 101 likes · 5 comments
To see 10 cases where animals have saved human lives, (including dolphins, gorilla, cow, pitbull, and cats, check out an article with photos here
Giant sea turtle saved shipwrecked woman's life. Story courtesy of the Montreal Gazette (June 25th 1974) click here. (There has been more than one case of where giant sea turtles have saved drowning humans.)
Woman's pet sheep saves her life by detecting her breast cancer. Read more here.
SAVE AURORA!!!6 hours ago
A dog, Kabang, lost her face as she tried to protect her beloved owners - 2 little kids from being hit by a coming bike in Philippines. Her face got stuck in the bike's wheel.The owner said, “It does not matter if she’s ugly now. What is important to us is she saved our children and we cannot thank her enough for that” Thailand Powered by socialditto 568 likes · 147 comments
For Animals.15 hours ago
Mary, the seeing eye cow. Fate Magazine reported that a Reverend O. F. Robertson of Hartsville,Tennessee, had a seeing-eye cow. The cow in question Mary - became aware that the Reverend's eyesight was failing and began nudging him around the hilly farmland with her nose, making sure he didn't bump into things. As his eyesight worsened, Mary's diligence increased until she would accompany the Reverend whenever he went.Eventually almost totally blind, he depended on Mary the cow as his only help and until his death, the two could be seen making the rounds together, Mary steering him along the countryside. Powered by socialditto 104 likes · 3 comments
We are all familiar with seeing-eye dogs, but would you believe that there is a wonderful cow, who wasn't trained for such work, that took on the job of assisting her human friend to "see" when he lost his sight? A role she took on of her own freewill?! Now who said cows weren't clever, or compassionate?
For Animals.9 days ago
Lady's loyalty. April, 2010. Lady the golden retriever was 81-year-old Parley Nichols’ constant companion for six years, and the dog stayed by Nichols’ side even as he developed dementia and began to lose his memory. When Nichols went missing in Ohio so did Lady, and the police spent a week searching for the pair until they found the canine and her owner in a field. Nichols had died of heart failure, but Lady never left his side, staying alive by drinking water from a nearby creek. The loyal dog didn’t want to leave Nichols, but his family eventually took her away from the tragic scene and adopted Lady as their own. Powered by socialditto 1,000+ likes · 99 comments
For Animals.71 days ago
Rags, the hero dog. In 1916, a member of the US 1st infantry division thought he found a pile of rags on a street in Paris, but it was a mixed breed terrier pup. The soldier adopted the dog, telling his military police that "Rags" was the missing mascot of the unit. The plan worked and Rags spent the following 20 years serving in the army. The young man that rescued Rags was assigned the duties of front line communications.The soldier trained Rags to carry the messages attached to his collar.These skills proved to be most important in 1918 when a unit of 42 men found themselves surrounded by Germans. Rags was able to escape and carry a message that resulted in backup and the salvation of the group. Rags had observed the men hitting the ground when gunfire occurred and began to imitate this behavior. Soon, the men would notice Rags hitting the ground before any gunfire had happened, although it was never far behind. This skill saved many soldiers lives by simply warning them of imminent danger.On October 9, 1918 he was the victim of German shellfire and gas shells resulting in his right front paw, right ear and right eye being damaged by shell splinters. The sight in this eye was lost, but it didn’t stop Rags. Rags spent his remaining years with military personnel, living on bases and in fire departments after retuning to the US in 1919.Rags was presented with a number of medals and awards.Rags spent his final years in Washington DC where he died March 22, 1936. He was 20 years old. Rags was buried with military honors and a monument was erected at the Aspen Hill memorial park and animal sanctuary in Silver Spring, Maryland. Powered by socialditto 809 likes · 84 comments
For Animals.61 days ago
Paddy the hero horse. February, 2009.Paddy is a retired police horse, and he's served in Gendarme parades at police graduations and major events across Australia.Since his retirement Paddy has lived at Happy Valley near Myrtleford, with his owner Mike Salmon. Paddy and Mike developed a bond that would be envied by most horse riders, and they seem to know each other like old friends.At around 6:30 one night, he saw the bushfire roaring up the valley towards his house.Mike began to put his bushfire plans into place, patrolling for embers and hosing his house with water.But the fire soon surrounded his house. With the fences around his property on fire, Mike was worried that Paddy, four sheep, and two goats would be burnt alive.He let the sheep and goats out of their pens, knowing that they might flee into the path of the fire.But when Mike came back from patrolling the house, he found that Paddy had rounded up the animals and they were sheltering under his huge frame.Mike returned to check on Paddy every half an hour during the bushfire. He was quite calm and serene but he knew what was going on.If the sheep moved Paddy rounded them up and brought them back to the corner where they waited under him,"Mike says it's funny, because Paddy doesn't normally even like the animals he worked so hard to protect."He's a bit superior to them. He doesn't like them. They're just sheep and goats and he doesn't have much to do with them." Paddy was nominated for a bravery award. Photo:ABC Powered by socialditto 208 likes · 16 comments
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For Animals.69 days ago
Faith, the bravest cat. In 1936, a skinny, bony cat took refuge in St Augustine's and St Faith's Church on Watling Street in London. Father Henry Ross, church rector, decided she should stay. A warm bed was found for her, as well as food. Father Henry named her Faith. Faith settled in, keeping the church free from mice. She attended all church services presided over by Father Ross, frequently sitting in the front pew, or in the pulpit at his feet while he preached. She became a well-loved, well-rounded member of the church.One morning 4 years later, Father Henry discovered Faith had given birth to a single kitten. When the kitten was a couple of weeks old, Faith scratched at the door to go downstairs and took refuge with her kitten in the basement.Father Ross put a basket in the corner where Faith settled in with her kitten.The next night, the Germans bombed London. Many homes near the church were destroyed and more than 400 people died. Away from his church, Father Henry spent the night at a shelter. In the morning, he returned to the church and was sorely disheartened to see that the building had been nearly destroyed, with small fires blazing and downed timbers everywhere. Acting on faith, Father Henry struggled through the building to where he had placed the cats' basket earlier -- and with joy, reached down to pick up Faith and her kitten, who greeted him with meows.Soon after the rescue, the church's roof caved in. Faith's kitten, named Panda for his black and white coloring, grew up to be a much-loved pet and mascot at a residential nursing home. Father Henry had Faith's photograph taken and hung on the chapel wall. This was displayed below the photo: "Faith" Our dear little church cat of St. Augustine and St. Faith. The bravest cat in the world. On Monday, September 9th, 1940, she endured horrors and perils beyond the power of words to tell. Shielding her kitten in a sort of recess in the house (a spot she selected three days before the tragedy occurred), she sat the whole frightful night of bombing and fire, guarding her little kitten. The roofs and masonry exploded. The whole house blazed. Four floors fell through in front of her. Fire and water and ruin all round her. Yet she stayed calm and steadfast and waited for help. We rescued her in the early morning while the place was still burning, and By the mercy of Almighty God, she and her kitten were not only saved, but unhurt. God be praised and thanked for His goodness and mercy to our dear little pet. In October 1945, the war had ended and the church had been rebuilt. Faith was presented with a silver Dickin Medal created especially for her by PDSA founder Maria Dickin. Powered by socialditto 791 likes · 72 comments
White Wolf57 days ago
This is one of the most powerful photos of friendship we've ever seen. Brave dog stands in traffic to guard dead companion after she is fatally struck by car in China. Read Story - Watch Incredible Photos Here ===> http://bit.ly/Loyal-Dog-Stands-Guard-Over-Dead-Friends-Body-In-China-Photos Powered by socialditto 1,000+ likes · 145 comments
Helped by Animals50 days ago
Dog who can't see taken for walks by guide cat, Pwditat and Terfel have become firm friends after the cat began acting as a guide for the blind dog. Terfel was diagnosed with cataracts and confined to his basket to stop him bumping into things. But after owner Judy Godfrey-Brown let a stray cat into her home the dog has been given a new lease of life. Rather than fighting like cats and dogs, the cat softly approached Terfel and seemed to know that he could not see. The cat led the blind dog out of his basket and out into the garden. 'Pwditat immediately seemed to know that Terfel is blind through some sort of sixth sense that animals have. 'She uses her paws to help guide him around the house and in the garden. 'They are glued to each other and even sleep together now.' <3 Source - Daily Mail 28/12/12 Powered by socialditto 1,000+ likes · 308 comments
Donkey saves four other animals from High Park fire. Read more here.
For Animals.8 days ago
Dog saved owner by performing Heimlich Maneuver. March, 2007.Little did Debbie Parkhurst know that when she found a dog in a dumpster 2 years ago, that he would save her life.Debbie Parkhurst, 45 years old from Calvert, Maryland, found a Golden Retriever in a dumpster years ago and took him home and named him Toby. Debbie was eating an apple in her home when she got a piece of the apple stuck in her throat. She immediately tried to remove it by jumping up and down, with no luck. She then started beating on her chest, and when Toby saw what was going on, he got involved. He jumped up; putting his front paws on her shoulders and knocked her down. He then started jumping up and down on her chest, dislodging the piece of apple. While some skeptics believe Toby thought it was a game, Debbie truly believes that Toby knew what he was doing and saved her life."The doctor said I probably wouldn’t be here without Toby," the married woman and owner of two dogs said. "I keep looking at him and saying ‘You’re amazing.’" Photo: FOX Powered by socialditto 344 likes · 19 comments
Animal Rights Activist42 days ago
PIGS MAY NOT FLY, BUT THEY INSTANTLY LEARN TO SWIM. A great animal rescue story is that of Priscilla, a 2-month-old piglet, who saved a young boy from drowning. One hot July day in 1984, Carol Burk and her 11-year-old son, Anthony went swimming in Texas, Lake Somerville. They were joined by Priscilla, a 22-pound, 2-month-old piglet they had raised. Priscilla loved the water and was a great swimmer, but Anthony, a mentally handicapped child, was not. For hours, Anthony, his mother, and Priscilla played hide-and-seek in the shallow waters. Finally, Anthony tired and his mom turned to get ready to leave. When she turned back, Anthony was far out in the water, struggling. She started swimming toward him, and so did Priscilla. Despite being very tired from swimming all day, the little pig reached Anthony first. He grabbed for her halter and leash. In his panic he pulled too hard and went under, this time taking Priscilla with him! Now both Anthony and Priscilla were drowning and he weighed almost four times more than she did. Priscilla struggled to get to the surface of the water. Finally, with enormous effort, she succeeded. With Anthony clinging to her small body, Priscilla swam back to shore. Priscilla, like all pigs, has a very long memory. Years after the rescue, she still became upset whenever she saw young children playing near the water. For her heroism, Priscilla was honored with a “Priscilla the Pig” day in Houston, Texas. If only every human had a heart as big as a pigs, the world would be perfect. Powered by socialditto 1,000+ likes · 259 comments
Life With Dogs19 days ago
Lucy suffered severe burns while trying to desperately save her two puppies when a fire engulfed their makeshift crate. Lucy is expected to make a full recovery and will soon be looking for a new home. Read more about Lucy at http://www.lifewithdogs.tv/?p=61884 Powered by socialditto 1,000+ likes · 691 comments
Lulu the Pot-Bellied Pig saved JoAnn Altsman's life. "Pig dashes into street for heart attack victim JoAnn Altsman had a heart attack and collapsed to the ground. Lulu, her daughter's pot-bellied pig, rushed out of the house, lying down in the street to stop traffic. The pig tried relentlessly to get help, returning to the house to check on JoAnn, only to rush back to the street for help. Finally, one person stopped and followed the determined pig back to the house, where they found Altsman in pain on the floor. She was immediately rushed to a hospital." Nine other animal heroes can be found here.
For Animals.17 days ago
Chief saved life of 87-year-old owner trapped in woods for two freezing nights. November 2012.Ray Grumbach, 87 is a tough, former logger who knows the outdoors well. Every Saturday, Ray goes walking in the woods near his home with his dog Chief. But while out for his walk, he fell and was unable to get back up. Chief stuck by his side and kept him warm for the next two nights as temperatures dipped below 32 degrees (0 degrees Celcius) Fahrenheit and Ray fought to stay alive. Search and Rescue sent out a helicopter, ATVs, horses and dozens of rescuers near Horne Lake on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada to find the elderly man. Ray's grandson ended up finding him. The grandson joined searchers and Chief recognized Ray's grandson's voice as he called out for his grandfather. The heroic dog ran to the grandson’s side and lead him and group of friends on a very obscure trail directly to Ray's side. Ray was carried out on stretcher and Chief never let Ray out of her sight. Ray was treated for hypothermia and exposure at Nanaimo hospital and expected to be released shortly to the delight of Chief. Video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MRHJbvrdP8&feature=player_embedded Powered by socialditto 216 likes · 15 comments
Animal Cruelty Exposed22 days ago
One more time, the beautiful story: Dog desperately tries to revive his dead mate after she is killed by a car - then stands guard by her side for SIX HOURS, Zhangzhou, China A stray dog stands guard over the body of his dead mate and in a moving display of devotion continues to lick her head in a bid to revive her. These heartbreaking pictures taken in Zhangzhou, in China's Fujian Province, show the animal carefully nudging the female dog after she was hit and killed by a car. After he fails to wake her, the male refuses to leave and stays within feet of his mate for six hours. The male was seen repeatedly licking the face of dead dog and keeping a watchful eye on her as he dodged the oncoming traffic. But he never strayed more than a short distance from her side. When he got tired the dog lay down next to her as he kept up his vigil for hours. Xiao Wu, a butcher on the street, said: 'He stayed beside her the whole day, keeping licking her and pushing her, trying to wake her up. It's very touching.' Xiao said after the accident he saw the male dog running around and trying to 'hug' the female dog with his forelegs. The butcher added: 'Then he pushed her with his head, and licked her face. I even saw tears' According to Xiao the female dog was a stray he had recently started to feed. Then a week ago the male dog turned up. He said: 'Then I realised she had a boyfriend. They were together all the time, playing and in love.' More pictures: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2250461/Please-wake-Dog-desperately-tries-revive-dead-mate-killed-car--stands-guard-SIX-HOURS.html#ixzz2FY5ro46t You have looked in the eyes of your pet and felt their love- you know they have feelings just like we do! If you agree that animals feel, suffer, love and the truth about their abuse should be exposed, please honor our work by “like” our page. Thank you! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Animal-Cruelty-Exposed/363725540304160 Powered by socialditto 1,000+ likes · 334 comments
The Real Singapore43 days ago
Cobra safeguards 2 Puppies for 48 hours Children are like angels, this is a dedication to all the humans who ill-treat their children on the basis of their gender/in-capabilities. This happened in Punjab, India, were two pups fell by accident into a well,while playing with other siblings. The owner of the pups found 2 puppies missing in the group and later found the mother dog barking near a shallow well. To his surprise, he found the puppies in the well along with a King Cobra. They found that the Cobra which was supposed to be a threat for all animals including Man, was actually safeguarding the little pups from not getting drowned when the pups moved towards the danger area of the well. This purely shows that, Cobra, which is supposed to be a dangerous animal to others also had the sense to know that the pups were merely Little creatures who are innocent and loving. Also, that perhaps the snake had the feelings to understand the love behind the the mother dogs bark. People who gathered around din't have the courage to get into the well and save the pups because the snake was around. The puppies and the Snake remained in the well for 48 hrs, until the forest authority came and rescued the pups and the snake was released into the forest. SHARE THIS IF YOU ARE AGAINST ANIMAL ABUSE. Powered by socialditto 1,000+ likes · 956 comments
Between 1943 and 1949, "The Dickin Medial" for animal bravery was awarded 54 times to 32 pigeons, 18 dogs, three horses, and one cat To view animals (including birds) that received the Animal bravery award, "The Dickin Medal" 1943 - 1947, for more information on animal bravery, click here.
Over 250,000 pigeons were deployed in the Second World War. Read a story about one brave carrier pigeon that had survived the perilous flight back from Nazi-occupied territory hundreds of miles away. Exhausted, the British ‘spy’ pigeon swooped down on a chimney in Surrey for a rest, but unfortunately died before he could deliver his message. Read more at the Daily Mail here.
Carrier pigeons have been used for centuries and were used in both world wars to convey military messages. They can reach speeds of 80mph and distances of 700 miles. The RAF trained 250,000 birds in World War II, forming the National Pigeon Service. The were so relied upon that the government even introduced a special RAF squadron to cull falcons and hawks who attacked them. The birds would be dropped into Nazi occupied Europe using mini parachutes. They were then picked up and secret messages were inserted into capsules on their legs. The birds would then fly hundreds of miles back home. When they landed, wires in the coop would sound a bell or buzzer and a soldier of the Signal Corps would know a message had arrived. He would go to the coop, remove the message from the canister, and send it to its destination by telegraph, field phone, or personal messenger. Thirty two pigeons were even decorated with the Dicken Medal during the war years - the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross. Among them was Commando - a pigeon who carried out more than ninety missions during the war. Another was Kenley Lass who was the first bird to deliver intelligence from an agent in enemy-occupied France in October 1940. Dutch Coast delivered an SOS message from a ditched aircrew 288 miles in 7.5 hours in 1942.
Pigeons in Combat A short film written, directed and produced by Al Croseri. Read more here.
For Animals.37 days ago
Monty, the hero cat. 2012. Alberta, Canada. In the middle of the night , Patricia Peter's lovable, ginger tabby cat Monty woke her up by repeatedly biting the fingers of her left hand - the only hand she uses to test her blood sugar levels to monitor her newly-diagnosed diabetes. Although this was unusual behaviour for Monty, Patricia tried to ignore it and "shoo" him away so she could go back to sleep. When he persisted, Patricia sat up to push him to the foot of the bed and suddenly felt incredibly dizzy. She got up to go to the washroom and felt weak in the legs, couldn't focus and felt sick to her stomach. With Monty meowing and rubbing up against her leg, Patricia slowly made her way to the kitchen to check her blood sugar. As she got closer, Monty intuitively ran ahead and sat beside her diabetic testing kit. After testing her blood, her blood sugar was down to a low of 2.7. Even after she treated the low blood sugar with sugar tablets, Monty was persistent in keeping her awake until she retested at normal sugar levels 15 minutes later. Patricia later told this story to her doctor who insisted that if Monty hadn't woken her up and prompted her to test and treat her low blood sugar levels, she would have fallen into a diabetic coma or had a diabetic seizure. Patricia always thought Monty was a smart cat, but she now also sees him as her lifesaver, "little hero" and guardian angel. Via Purina Photo: Newswire Powered by socialditto 424 likes · 29 comments
For Animals.75 days ago
Rip, the hero dog. Rip was found as a stray after a heavy bombing raid of Poplar, London in 1940 by Air Raid Warden Mr E. King He was thrown scraps by Mr King, who expected the dog to leave, but the two struck up a friendship. Rip was adopted as mascot of the Southill Street Air Raid Patrol. He began acting as an unofficial rescue dog, being used to sniff out casualties trapped beneath buildings, and became the service's first search and rescue dog. Rip was not trained for search and rescue work, but took to it instinctively.In twelve months between 1940 and 1941, he found over a hundred victims of the air raids in London. His success has been held partially responsible for prompting the authorities to train search and rescue dogs towards the end of World War II. Rip was awarded the Dickin Medal in 1945. He would go on to wear the medal on his collar until the day he died in 1946.Rip became the first Dickin Medal winner to be buried in the PDSA Cemetery in Ilford, Essex. His headstone reads "Rip, D.M., "We also serve" - for the dog whose body lies here played his part in the Battle of Britain. Powered by socialditto 467 likes · 28 comments
This beautiful film, "War Horse" by Steven Spielberg, is a cinematic masterpiece, and based on the true story of one of the many horses used in human warfare. If you haven't seen this film yet, please do; but just have plenty of tissues or handkerchiefs on standby, because you are bound to need them!
Read about the story of a real-life War Horse: An incredible story of the sergeant who refused to put faithful mount down and kept him in secret stable.Sgt George Thompson defied orders to shoot his horse when it became sick. The brave duo survived First World War together. Story by Chris Parsons and the Daily Mail here
Many horses and donkeys have been sent for use in human wars. During World War 1 alone, one million horses, donkeys and mules were sent to war. "Of the one million sent to the Western Front during the conflict, only 67,000 returned home, with 933,000 tragically dying." source History UK