Not every dog is a Lassie. Not every kangaroo is a criminal detective capable of dismantling complex, lawless plots like Skippy.

But whoa up there, doubters. Animals can and do save lives. Just ask Oreo the fire-warden cat or LuLu the melodramatic, literally-stop-the-traffic Vietnamese pot-bellied pig who drew attention to its owners heart attack.

Oh, you want more? You only had to ask.

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