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Tim Putnam watched as the dog fell into the ice filled waters of Betsie Bay in Michigan. 20 minutes later he had waded his way through the ice to the dog's rescue.
Tim and the folks at the animal shelter who treated the dog for hypothermia are calling her Betsie. If no one claims her, Tim is going to adopt.
"Maybe it was just meant to be," he said.
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Meet lifeguard dog.
Man’s best friend? No, man’s greatest friend.
After his owner sticks his head under water for a few moments, this observant guy thinks something isn’t quite right.
So he acts fast and leaps into the water to save him.
Watch this hero come to rescue and even drag the man out of the water by gripping his hand.
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Blade is a spur-thighed tortoise who can’t walk on his own due to a bone metabolism disorder. His heavy shell puts too much strain on his weak legs.
So a German vet name Dr. Carsten Plischke decided to build him a tiny wheelchair made out of his son’s Legos.
He glued the blocks to the bottom of his shell, and with the extra support, he can now glide around much easier while building up strength in his legs.
The video is in German, but the overwhelming cuteness transcends all languages.
For the next iteration how about we upgrade him to a sweet Lego DeLorian?
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And the Hero of the Year award goes to this little paramedic primate.
A monkey was shocked while walking on some high-tension wires above the train tracks in Kanpur, India this past weekend, rendering him unconscious.
Fortunately for him, his heroic friend (another monkey) came to his rescue.
In this video captured by onlookers, he picks up the injured monkey and tries to revive him by dipping him in water and biting his neck.
Slapping him around eventually did the trick. After dragging him to safety, he finally got up and walked away.
Nice work Hero Monkey. Hero Tortoise would approve.
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Using 3D printed prosthetics, Derby the dog can now walk and run for the first time in his life.
He was born with small forearms and no front paws like a furry little T-Rex, and he could only move around on soft surfaces as a result of the deformity.
So 3D Systems created some new legs for him using a 3D scanner and a multi-material 3D printer that could build both the sturdy base and comfortable rubber cups.
“He runs with Sherri and I every day, at least two to three miles,” said his owner Dom Portanova. “When I saw him sprinting like that on his new legs it was just amazing.”
Watch him in action in the video above.
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Faa Sai the elephant was recently rescued from a life of labor and now lives happily at the Elephant Nature Park sanctuary in Thailand.
In the facebook video you can see the young pachyderm playing in a sprinkler, and then breaking said sprinkler because a beast this big needs a bigger stream, obviously.
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