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Canada has a hall of fame for pets and it’s so cute

Canada has its very own ‘hall of fame’ for pets and it is so cute.

The hall of fame for pets is an annual event were animals are remembered for their amazing acts. Some of the stories are amazing.

The Purina Animal Hall of Fame, honours life-saving pet heroes, and is in its 47th year of inducting extraordinary animals, and displaying their stories in the event’s permanent home at Purina PawsWay, in Toronto.

Of the 168 pets included in the hall of fame 140 are dogs, 27 are cats and there is one horse.

Some of the pets stories are so amazing. Take for example one of the most recent inductees, Sako, who saved his owner after his car veered of the road and down a steep embankment.

During the fall, Joseph, Sako’s owner, and Sako were thrown from the vehicle. They were the only survivors of the accident, with the others in the car being killed on impact.

According to the Purina Hall of Fame Sako helped to save his owner Joesephs life.

“Joseph, stranded deep down the embankment, suffered a broken femur and collar bone which left him severely injured and unable to move. He remained in the woods, in and out of consciousness, cold, in pain and without food, as well as vulnerable to attacks by wild, predatory animals, for two days,” they said.


Sako stayed by Joseph’s side, keeping watch and helping him to keep warm. Sako lay close to Joseph and helped move wood closer to him so he could make a fire with the lighter he had in his pocket.

He also helped Joseph to drag himself closer to a nearby creek so that he could drink the water and stay hydrated.

During the time that the were stranded Sako also fended off “coyotes and other predatory animals who were circling the crash site, howling and posing an imminent threat to Joseph.”

More than 40 hours later, on June 12, 2014, Joseph was finally located and brought to hospital.

For more amazing stories like Sako’s visit the Purina Hall of fame page.

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