Ever since Tara the Hero Cat, we’ve been on the look out for more pet heroes. We’re featuring two this week, starting with a kitty called Smudge in Doncaster, UK.
5-year-old Ethan was playing in the front yard with his 2-year-old brother Ashton when three larger boys approached him. They wanted to pick a fight but Ethan chose to ignore them. Angered by Ethan’s silence, one of the boys pushed him to the ground. That’s when Smudge, the family cat flew out from under a car and jumped on the bully’s chest.
Smudge’s heroic reaction shocked the boys and they ran away crying. Smudge has been nominated for a National Cat of the Year award.
On the other side of the world in Indianapolis, USA, lives a Pitbull named Ace.
13-year-old Nick was excited because this summer is the first he was finally old enough to stay at home by himself. One afternoon, Nick who is hearing impaired decided to take a nap in the afternoon.
Little did he know, his home caught on fire. Nick could not hear the smoke alarms going off as he was not wearing his hearing aides.
Thankfully, the family dog Ace woke Nick up by licking his face. He recalled, “I woke up and the entire house was covered with smoke and we ran out in the backyard.”
Nick was checked by medics at the scene and was given the all clear.
Our love for animals will forever grow because they don’t care about race, gender or money. They just want to be loved and will return the love in more ways than we can imagine.