They may appear to be your average dogs and cat, but these family pets and police dogs are lifesavers in the eyes of their owners.
Four new animals were inducted into the Purina Animal Hall of Fame on May 7, receiving medals for the work that saved the lives of their owners and members of the community. Here are their stories that got them there, as shared by Canada Newswire:
Monty (Ginger tabby from Camrose, Alberta)
Monty's owner, Patricia Peters is a diabetic, and while sleeping one night, her blood sugar dropped to dangerously low levels. Monty seemed to sense something was wrong, and began nibbling on his owner's fingers — specifically, the fingers where she usually tests her blood sugar. When she woke up to send Monty away, Peters realized she was incredibly dizzy, and got up to test her levels. Monty ran ahead, and Peters found him sitting beside her testing kit in the kitchen. Without Monty's persistence, Peters would have fallen into a diabetic coma or had a diabetic seizure.Read More »from Animal Hall of Fame recognizes pet heroes from across Canada