There were many heroes who surfaced twelve years ago on September 11, helping people in need as the Twin Towers crumbled around them. Two you probably haven’t heard of were Salty and Roselle, guide dogs who despite the chaos, calmly led their blind owners to safety after the terrorist attacks. Salty, a yellow lab, was… [Continue Reading]

Best buddies: Fluffy chicken forms adorable bond with two-legged chihuahua

A silkie chicken and a two-legged chihuahua who were both rescued from certain death have formed an unlikely friendship in Georgia. Penny the chicken and Roo the chihuahua were rescued by Alicia Williams of Duluth Animal Hospital, who says the pair have become inseparable. As well as playing together and sharing nap time, the bird… [Continue Reading]

The magical mutt who transformed lives

When a beloved relative dies, you might take some comfort in inheriting a treasured keepsake, a couple of faded black and white photographs of family events, perhaps even a little bit of money. When my grandfather, Alan Thompson, passed away last year, at the age of 91, he bequeathed us much more than a dusty… [Continue Reading]

Blind Dog Terfel Is Guided By Pwditat The Cat

A blind dog has acquired an unlikely sidekick – a cat who acts as his guide. As Terfel’s cataracts caused his sight to decline, the ageing dog began confining himself to his basket to avoid bumping into things. Then Judy Godfrey-Brown let a stray cat into her home and was amazed at what happened next…. [Continue Reading]

The last days of Ol Boy

When his rescuers found him, Ol Boy was in a state of pain, but they cared for him in his final days, showing him a love he had never known. Weak from years of living on the streets, Ol Boy was covered in ticks and lesions, unable to walk or feed himself. Save Our Street… [Continue Reading]

‘I’ve lost the one true love of my life’

Someone once told me that your dog is one of three things – a teacher, a healer or a companion. My dog Wally, the love of my life and the dog of a lifetime, was all three. He died in my arms ten days ago and I felt like dying with him. Because that is… [Continue Reading]

Darwen hero parrot helps saves premature pups’ lives

WHO’S a clever boy then? A talking pet parrot has been hailed a hero for saving the lives of five premature puppies. Mimicking his owner Suzanna Bolton’s voice, 18-year-old African Grey parrot Sam squawked a distress call in her ear after going upstairs and jumping onto her bed in the dead of the night. Sam… [Continue Reading]