RALPH, un petit chat, a empêché sa maîtresse de mourir gelée ou de suffoquer, alors qu’elle s’était accidentellement enfermée dans son congélateur-chambre. Ralph attira l’attention du père de Mme Bowes en poussant des cris désespérés à partir d’une autre pièce de la maison. M. Bowes suivit alors le chat jusqu’au sous-sol, où il entendit les faibles appels de sa fille qui criait au secours.


KANAKA, a black German Shepherd was responsible for numerous rescues, arrests and the recovery of evidence, stolen property and money throughout years of distinguished service. In one incident, Kanaka tracked a lost hunter for 20 hours across freezing swamps and an ice-covered lake, before finding the man. After the ordeal, Kanaka required medical attention and was commended with saving the hunter’s life.


TRIXIE, a small stray dog who had adopted the Burbine family, seized the sweater of three-year-old Brent Burbine when the youngster fell from a wharf on McGuire Lake. The dog held the child until help arrived to pull him to safety.


PATRICK, a three-year-old dog owned by John Williams, saved the life of his owner who was being held at knifepoint by a masked thief. Patrick attacked the bandit, who was holding a knife at his master’s throat, enabling Mr. Williams to break free and recover the stolen money.


JIGGS, a young Siamese cat owned by Mr. and Mrs. McGregor roused the sleeping family when a fire broke out early Christmas morning. While one resident died in the fire, Mr. and Mrs. McGregor, their two young sons and a grandmother escaped the flames. Jiggs had collapsed in the apartment and had to be taken outside and revived.


PAT, a black Labrador Retriever owned by Tom Murphy saved his owner’s life by towing him with a rope attached to an oarless boat for three and a half hours in strong winds and rough water on the St. Lawrence River.


TIPPY, a six-month-old Shepherd/Lab mix, leaped into the swift and icy Niagara River to pull eight-year-old Brian Chouinard to safety. Tippy returned to rescue the other child that had fallen in the river, but was too late.


 BAMBI, a Chihuahua owned by Mr. and Mrs. Roland Morin, saved the life of a visiting friend by awakening her after a fire started in the house. The visitor who suffered from asthma, was resting at the time of the fire and believed she would have been asphyxiated had it not been for Bambi.