Animal Heroes: 27 True Stories


158 pages
Contains Photos
ISBN 0-439-98830-6
DDC j636





Mary St. Onge-Davidson is president of the Essential English Centre in


This book features 27 true stories of animals who have saved human
lives. Some of the animals have been cited for their brave deeds, but
all are heroes as well as inductees into the Ralston Purina Hall of
Fame. The moving accounts are well written and easy to read.

Bradford went to great lengths in securing actual facts and details
from the owners of all the animals. The respective owners’ personal
comments about their pets will give readers a deeper appreciation of and
love for all animals. From Hustler, the dog who wouldn’t quit, to
Ricky, the pet who went to war, readers will discover that some animals
can accomplish feats of bravery even without training.

Readers already familiar with fictional stories of heroic deeds by
animals will find these stories well worth reading as they chronicle
real events, real people, and real animals in very unusual situations.


Bradford, Karleen., “Animal Heroes: 27 True Stories,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed May 30, 2024,