Ten of the Most Heartwarming Animal Rescue Stories

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Thor, the Superhero Dog

This, like every one on this list, is a pretty spectacular animal rescue story. After Barbara Simmons, who is 78 years old, fell on the side road, she yelled out for help for almost a half hour. No one came, until, finally, Thor, a Pitbull-Rottweiler mix, heard her. Thor was Simmons’ neighbor’s dog, and once he was the condition that Simmons was in, he ran back home and notified his owners that something was wrong. Thor ran back to stay by Simmons’ side as his owners called 911. The EMT on scene let Simmons know that Thor had most likely saved her life.

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Chris is a graduate of Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, where he majored in English and FIlm. He has been writing for TVOvermind and Uncoached for two years and has written about numerous different television shows and pop culture topics. Contact him through Twitter (@ckinger13)
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