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8 Remarkable Animals That Saved People’s Lives

Dolphin saves surfer from shark attack

Surfer David Rastovich describes how a dolphin saved him from a shark attack. “I was sitting in the water, when all of a sudden I saw a dolphin next to me that was behaving unusually hectic. From the top I saw how the dolphin came flying and hit a shark hard in the side. I myself hadn’t even seen the shark before,” he recalled.

Photo credit: J.D. Emberly/Flickr

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9:27PM PDT on Mar 22, 2014

These are great stories. I wish more people would read them. Maybe then they'd realize that these "dumb" animals with no feelings are as smart and as compassionate as we'd like to be.

9:29PM PDT on Jun 24, 2013

wow great article. if your still interested ive seen ads in a pet mag on rats that have saved their owners, a lot of different stories

2:29PM PDT on Jun 10, 2013

ty

1:34PM PDT on Jun 10, 2013

Often non-human animals are kinder to humans than humans are--either to each other or to non-human animals.

5:21AM PDT on Jun 1, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

3:20PM PDT on Apr 10, 2013

For the love of animals! Look what they do for us and sadly what we coldly do to them.

8:11AM PDT on Apr 10, 2013

Amazing stories. Thanks for sharing.

3:59PM PDT on Apr 9, 2013

Touching stories. There are a lot of others that could be added, I guess. We should take a leaf out of their book!

3:25PM PDT on Apr 9, 2013

Grandi storie,riflettiamo noi umani ci saremo comportati allo stesso modo? ne dubito.

10:19AM PDT on Apr 3, 2013

Love these stories!!! Animals are so special. They do so much for us and all are loving loyal companions. I only hope one day soon people start realizing this and start respecting and caring for our world's animal species. God knows they've earned it and more!!!

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