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The former Presidential candidate and Senator from Florida  Marco Rubio
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Senator Deb Fischer introduced the United States Senate version of #PAWSAct,
The owners let this German Shepherd dog loose with his chain still on due to a house fire. The dog rushed into the fire and ran out with this kitten...What a Heroic Dog!

Rescued dog returns the favor, saves owner from carbon monoxide poisoning
A man in California might have rescued his German shepherd Max, but, as "Fox & Friends" explains, this time around it was Max who was doing the rescuing.
'80-year-old Jack Farrell was fast asleep when carbon monoxide flooded his home in California. Max woke up and dragged his owner out of bed.'
Farrell awoke in a daze with Max's paw on his face. Max tugged on his owner so hard, Farrell began to bleed. Confused by his dog's behavior, Farrell called 9-1-1 to report multiple dog bites.
'Out here in the kitchen I finally woke up and wondering what the hell was going on because he was kinda holding my arm and I'm bleeding like hell so that's when I called 9-1-1,' Farrell told KOIN.
Firefighters soon discovered there was more to this story.
'After ensuring the dog was secure, fire crews began to treat the man for his injuries, but then noticed that the patient seemed slightly unstable while walking and upon entering the house they encountered a strong smell of natural gas.'
That's when crews tested the house and found lethal levels of carbon monoxide ... something that could have easily killed Farrell.
'We took a reading of the environment and we found 75 parts per million and, to put that into perspective, we don our breathing gear at 25 parts per million. He saved my life that's all I can tell you.'
Firefighters say a faulty wall heater is to blame for releasing those deadly levels of carbon monoxide. As for Max and Farrell, Farrell says he's more than willing to reward Max with his favorite thing -- a ride around town in the back of Farrell's pickup truck.
9-11 Search Dogs
VALOR..comes in all shapes and sizes.
THANK YOU TO EACH OF THE HEROES OF
9-11..YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.

New Jersey Task Force One
This team received an award for their search and rescue efforts during the WTC disaster. These animals fearlessly searched through burned debris, ignoring burnt paws, cuts and other obstacles to look for survivors and victims. For their unselfish and courageous efforts, the team earned induction into the Animal Hall of Fame.
The team consists of “Ana” Atlas; “Senta” Bacalaglu; “Claire” & “Blitz” Clemmo; “Chewbacca” Holmes; “Mikey” & “Osa” LoPresti; “Nutmeg” & “Sarge” Pittore; “Argus” Rolando; "Quest” Sullivan; “Piper” Whynman Owners -- Sarah Atlas; Dan Bacalaglu; Lorrie Clemmo; Alice Holmes; Laura LoPResti; Spring & Pat Pittore; Bob Rolando; Penny Sullivan; Sonny Whynman.

Brit won many awards such as the Apprehension Citation in 1997 from the Saddle River P.B.A., the Unit Citation in 1995 by the Waldwick Police Chief, the Certificate of Recognition in 1994 by the Allendale and Waldwick P.B.A. for burglar apprehension, the Exceptional Duty Award in 1998 by the Allendale and Waldwick P.B.A., and the Support Services Award by the Ho-Ho-Kus P.B.A. On October 6, 1997, "Brit" died and was given a full police funeral. On October 21, 1998, Sgt. Litchult received a posthumous K-9 Service Award for K-9 "Brit" from the American Police Hall of Fame & Museum in Miami, Florida.

Pascha
He was recognized for his work as a rescue dog in the Oklahoma City bombing, 1995 earthquake in Kobe, Japan, the Edison, N.J. explosion, and Hurricane Opal in Panama City,FL.

GEO
Heroic Geo the German Shepherd puppy pushed this boy out of the path of out-of-control truck and took the impact himself

A brave German Shepherd puppy was badly injured after he pushed a boy out of the path of a runaway truck and took the impact himself.
Eight-month-old Geo has been hailed a hero by his adoring family after he averted tragedy on a family walk in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex.
Carly Riley and her three sons Charlie,10, Josh, seven, and Ben, four, were walking along Burrs Road in the town when the accident happened.
As they waited at a street corner to cross the road, an out-of-control truck careered onto the pavement, heading straight for Charlie.
Geo jumped forwards, pushing the boy out of the way, and was hit off the pavement and onto the road. He was then hit by the vehicle again before the driver drove off.
Mrs Riley and her factory worker husband Ian, 34, reported the hit-and-run to the police.


May 7, 2012
German Shepherd wins National Hero Dog Award


LOS ANGELES — Three years ago, Bear was a 100-pound Shiloh German shepherd nobody wanted at a Texas shelter.
Debbie Zeisler came to his rescue. She has lost count of the times since then that he has come to hers.
Bear was honored today with the 30th National Hero Dog award by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles.
Last May, Zeisler had a seizure, fell down some steps, hit her head and lost consciousness in her front yard. Bear scratched on every front door in their Millsap neighborhood but nobody answered. A Parker County animal control officer saw the frantic dog and went to help. Bear led the officer to Zeisler.
As a by-then conscious Zeisler was being loaded into an ambulance, Bear did not hesitate to jump in with her and accompany her to the hospital.
The dog recognizes the signs of imminent seizures and will lean on Zeisler’s legs so she can sit down before they happen, explained the society’s Ana Bustilloz.
Bear never had any training, but three days after Zeisler took him home he started alerting her to possible problems. “He figured it out on his own,” Bustilloz said.
The sometimes daily seizures started after a horse riding accident 18 years ago.
Zeisler said she initially went to the Weatherford Animal Shelter to get a German shepherd for her mother. When she asked about shepherds, she was told they only had one, but he was in the back because nobody wanted him.
They brought out the dog and it was love at first sight, she said.
Zeisler has fallen a couple of times when she didn’t heed Bear’s warning. The dog will fetch her medicine or stay with her, whichever she seems to need, she said.
As National Hero Dog, Bear gets free dog food for a year, the trip to California for him and Zeisler, a stay at an ocean front hotel in Huntington Beach and a plaque.