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.
Ontario Provincial Police Canine Team
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.
LONESOME, a young stray dog adopted by Norris McIntyre saved Nils Haugejorden from a freezing death. Nils had fallen walking home at midnight in a sub-zero blizzard. The dog stayed with the injured man throughout the night, licking his face to keep him awake, lying with him to keep him warm, and frequently barking in the direction of neighbouring houses until he was able to awaken the neighbours. The injured man was rushed to hospital severely frostbitten.