Bull terrier, Dexter, nearly loses his life to save owner from cobra – Cape Town
Dexter the bull terrier saved his owner Tracey’s life and nearly lost his own in the process. A cobra, one of South Africa’s most venomous snakes, but the very brave bull terrier when the owner climbed out of her car and saw the snake. Dexter did not hesitate to grab the cobra to save Tracey’s life.
Tracey then rushed to the hospital to save Dexter’s life, where she was told he had a 50% chance of surviving. The amazing little fighter made it through the battle and is walking again.
“I can’t thank him enough for saving my life! … He is such a fighter!” – Tracey Jacobs
Killer, South Africa’s true rhino saviour!
In 2016, five-year-old Belgian Malinois ‘Killer’ was awarded a medal for helping to catch rhino poachers in the Kruger National Park. Killer was one of South Africa’s best poacher tracking dogs, having caught 115 poachers before being awarded his medal. He was awarded a gold medal from the UK vet charity PDSA for animal heroes. Read more about our amazing hero.
Molly to the rescue – Rustenburg
Two-year-old Molly, a long-haired chihuahua, saved her family’s life from robbers. Molly’s continuous barking woke up her owners when a robber was standing pointing a pistol at them. Molly grabbed the robber by the leg and as he kicked Molly and told her to keep quiet, the owner grabbed his own pistol out of his drawer and fired.
First dog in SA trained to detect high blood sugar levels in diabetics
Honey, then a 16-month-old golden retriever, made history when she became South Africa’s first trained dog to detect high and low blood sugar levels in diabetics. With positive reinforcement, she does not only detect the problem, but acts on it too. Read more on SA’s proudest pup.
Proudly SA: Dog saved by elderly man
Humans too can be heroes and what a remarkable story! Not thinking twice or worried about his own life, a 70-year-old man ran back into a burning house to save his Scottish terrier, who was cowering on the kitchen floor. It just proves what amazing bonds there are between humans and dogs! Read more about this amazing man risking his life to save his pup.