by RICK MORTON
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.
Austin Forman was out walking in the US with his labrador Angel when a cougar showed up and went for the attack. Angel leaped between Austin and the cougar and was savaged in the process. Austin ran for his father who shot the cougar, but feared both animals were dead as they slumped to the ground. But when they pulled the cougar off Angel, she inhaled sharply and despite many wounds, made a full recovery.
Do you have any stories to add to the list? How have animals helped you?