Some people claim that animals can’t show compassion and courage like humans can. The evidence is overwhelming, however, that animals are capable of acting with kindness and concern toward humans — especially those who desperately need help.
For instance, a Border collie and a Rottweiler teamed up to rescue a drowning boy. A devoted cat fought off an intruder who was assaulting a young girl.
You might expect a loyal pet dog or cat to come to the aid of its master, but even animals in the wild have performed astounding, kindhearted deeds. Two elk saved a lost boy from freezing to death. A pod of dolphins foiled a shark attack on a helpless swimmer.
Yes, heroes come in all shapes and sizes. They gallop and swim and fly. They snort and whinny and bark — and they sometimes come to the rescue at a critical moment.
This book is filled with remarkable stories of animals whose spirit and bravery saved the lives of young people in gripping life-or-death ordeals.
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