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Saving Shana

Shana, a wolf and German shepherd mix, saved her owners, Norman and Eve Fertig (both 81), from freezing to death outside on a bitterly cold fall night in upstate New York back in 2006. The Fertigs were outside, taking care of injured animals in their forested sanctuary, when a huge storm started and trapped them outside. Fortunately, Shana was able to use her mouth and paws to dig a path beneath the fallen trees and after only a few hours, burrow her way to the other side. Shana put Mrs. Fertig on her back and rescued Mr. Fertig by pulling him as he held onto her legs.

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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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