baby abandoned in the streets of Russia. She climbed into the box he was discarded in and kept him
warm, health officials said. “The baby had only been outside for a few hours and thanks to Masha …
he was not damaged by the experience,” a hospital spokesman told Central European News.
when I heard her meowing, I thought that perhaps she had injured herself,” said Obninsk city resident
Irina Lavrova. “Normally she would have come and said hello to me. You can imagine my shock
when I saw her lying in a box next to a baby.”
explained. “He was well-dressed with a little hat, and whoever left him here had even left a few
nappies and some baby food.”
and white tabby named Jack showed plenty of catitude when a much larger black bear wandered into
his backyard in Milford, N.J. in 2006. Jack, a clawless tabby confronted the bear and sent it
scrambling up a neighbor’s tree. Jack hissed at the base of the tree and kept the bear trapped there for
about 15 minutes. Then, when the bear tried to get away, Jack chased it up another tree.
"He doesn't want anybody in his yard," Jack’s owner, Donna Dickey, told the Newark Star Ledger at
the time. After Dickey called Jack inside, the bear beat a path back to the woods.
Associated Editor Amy Eley
grip of a diabetic seizure only hours after she adopted him from an animal shelter in 2012.
Press-Gazette newspaper at the time.
since the age of 4 — went to bed at about 9:30 p.m. About 90 minutes later, she started to have a
diabetic seizure. That’s when, according to the Press-Gazette, “Pudding planted his weight on her
chest and, when he could not wake her, began swatting her face and biting her nose.”
jumped up onto Ethan’s bed and startled him into action. He immediately rushed to get his mom the
help she needed.
2006 to answer a 911 call, an orange-and-tan striped cat was lying by a telephone on the living room
floor. The cat's owner, Gary Rosheisen, was on the ground near his bed having fallen out of his
"I know it sounds kind of weird, Officer Patrick Daugherty said, unsuccessfully searching for some
balance. He also wasn't wearing his medical-alert necklace and couldn't reach a cord above his pillow
that alerts paramedics that he needs help. But the 911 call got placed anyway, and when Daugherty
arrived on the scene, he found Tommy reclining next to the phone.