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6 Unbelievable Stories of Pets Returning Home

5. Troubles Finds his Way Through Ten Miles of Jungle

Troubles, a scout dog, and his handler, William Richardson, were taken via helicopter deep into the war zone in South Vietnam in the late 1960s. When Richardso­n was wounded by enemy fire and taken to a hospital, Troubles was abandoned by the rest of the unit. Three weeks later, Troubles showed up at his home at the First Air Cavalry Division Headquarters in An Khe, South Vietnam. But he wouldn’t let anyone near him — he was on a mission! Troubles searched the tents and eventually curled up for a nap after he found a pile of Richardson’s clothes to use for a bed.

6. Misele the Farm Cat Goes to the Hospital

When 82-year-old Alfonse Mondry was taken to a hospital in France, his cat ­Misele missed him greatly. So she took off and walked across cattle fields, rock quarries, forests, and busy highways. She entered the hospital — where she had never been before — and found her owner’s room. The nurses called the doctor right away when they found Mondry resting comfortably with his cat purring on his­ lap.

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4:17PM PDT on Oct 24, 2014

Thanks for these great stories. Keep them coming please.

2:43PM PDT on Apr 13, 2013

These storeys just shows the power of love that an animal has with his/her human companion that is why I do not call an animal a pet but a companion sea monkeys an ant farms are pets not dogs or cats they are companions. =^..^=

Quinton The Crazy Loving Cat Man

11:44AM PDT on Apr 12, 2013

amazing indeed

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9:24PM PDT on Apr 11, 2013

Wow, those really are amazing stories! Thanks for posting.

4:25AM PDT on Mar 18, 2013

thanks for this

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Thank you for sharing.

12:47PM PST on Nov 16, 2012

Thanks for the article.

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