Despite all we put them through, our animal companions are often our staunchest defenders, risking their lives and well being to keep us safe from harm. These stories showcase animal courage at its finest and serve as reflections of what we want to believe dwells in the hearts of our pets.

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Burglar’s fingers are discovered in choking dog’s throat.*

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Owner kills dog left guarding a baby because he believes it has harmed the child.

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During the December 2004 tsunami, elephants who had broken free from their handlers rescued 42 people.

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