Cats are possibly the smartest and most loyal of all family pets. While they often want to be left alone, when it really matters they oftentimes come through in really big ways.
For years, GiveItLove has been following the stories of hero cats who have jumped, meowed, and clawed their ways to their owners in an attempt to save their lives.
From rescue grownups and children from house fires and fending off vicious dogs to literally dialing 911, these cats prove why our feline friends are so amazing.
This Cat Repeatedly Bit Their Owners Until They Woke Up During A House Fire
A family in Canada was saved from a house fire thanks to their brave feline friend. The fire broke out in a Clairmont mobile home in Canada and the family cat woke her owners up.
The fire started at 3:30 am when a mother-of-two and her children were sleeping.
The cat ran into her owner’s bedroom and started to bite her repeatedly.
Firefighters were quickly called to the scene of the fire and they were able to contain the fire, which started at the base of the mobile home.
“It’s pretty interesting to see that it was the cat that did alert them that there was an issue,” County of Grande Prairie fire Chief Trevor Grant told the Edmonton Journal.
Speaking to Buzzfeed News Grant said the family were, “Pretty happy with their cat. The cat woke them up with enough time, if they hadn’t been notified it could have definitely been a different result.”
The cat’s name has not been revealed and the family has asked for their privacy to be protected.
Good job hero cat! Our next feline friend saved a young boy from certain death.
This Cat Fought Off A Vicious Dog To Save A 4-Year-Old Boy
Tara “the hero” cat went viral when she ran to the rescue of a 4-year-old California boy named Jeremy Triantafilo.
The young man was playing outside of his home when he was attacked by a neighborhood dog.
A surveillance video captured the attack and it has been viewed nearly 26 million times since being published on May 14, 2014.
The video was so popular that the Triantafilo family appeared on TODAY to talk about how Jeremy is recovering from his injuries.
“For the cat-loving world, this was our Lassie moment,” cat behaviorist and host of Animal Planet’s “My Cat from Hell” Jackson Galaxy told TODAY.com. “It gives an opportunity to reexamine what cats are.”
This boy may have very well died if his family cat didn’t jump into action so quickly.
Cats really are the most loyal of all family pets when it matters! Our next cat risked their life to save their pregnant owner.
This Cat Saved Her Pregnant Owner From A House Fire
A 13-year-old tabby named Baby saved her pregnant owner and several family members from a house fire in 2010.
The cat was called “timid” by her owners, but her attitude changed when she was needed the most.
Josh Ornberg and Letitia Kovalovsky had fallen asleep on the couch in their suburban Chicago home when a fire broke out in a back bedroom.
As the home started to fill with smoke it was Baby the cat who jumped on Ornberg and woke him up.
“It’s kind of embarrassing that I needed my cat to wake me up, but she was my fire detector,” Ornberg told PeoplePets.com. “She’s usually not a very social cat, but she jumped on my lap and was jumping around.”
Wonder Lake Fire Protection Assistant Chief Mike Weber called the cat a hero. “We don’t know what the outcome would have been if not for the cat.”
The couple was expecting twins at the time of the fire. Not only was the fire a threat, but smoke inhalation could have hurt the unborn children.
Great job kitty! The next four-legged friend recognized a seizure in their owner only hours after being adopted!
This Cat Saved Her Owner From A Diabetic Seizure Only Hours After Being Adopted
A Wisconsin woman named Amy Jung was saved by her cat Pudding only hours after she adopted her new feline friend.
Pudding was adopted in 2012 and new exactly how to react when her owner went into a diabetic seizure.
“If something or someone hadn’t pulled me out of that, I wouldn’t be here,” Jung told the Green Bay Press-Gazette newspaper.
Jung, who was in her 30s at the time of the incident, had been living with diabetes since she was 4-years-old. Jung went to bed at 9:30 pm and 90 minutes later she slipped into a diabetic seizure.
Pudding realized she was in trouble and attempted to wake her by putting all of his weight on her chest. When she wouldn’t wake up the cat started repeatedly swatting at her face and then biting her nose.
Jung came to her senses long enough to yell out to her son Ethan for help.
The cat’s help didn’t stop there, Pudding ran to Ethan’s bedroom and jumped up on his bed which startled him awake.
Cats are awesome and our next example is no different, they literally dialed 911 to save their owner’s life.
This Cat Dialed 911 To Get Their Owner Help
Tommy the cat amazed rescue workers after they dialed 911 to get help for their owner.
When a police officer walked into the home in January 2006 they found an orange-and-tan striped cat lying by a telephone on the living room floor.
Cat owner Gary Rosheisen was on the ground near his bed having fallen out of his wheelchair.
Rosheisen told the officer that Tommy must have hit the right buttons to call 911.
“I know it sounds kind of weird,” Officer Patrick Daugherty said, after unsuccessfully searching for some other explanation.
Rosheisen was unable to pick himself up because of pain from osteoporosis and ministrokes that disrupt his balance.
The man usually wears a medical alert bracelet but did not have it on at the time of his fall.
Our next hero cat saved their family from a deadly gas they couldn’t detect.
Winnie The Cat Detected A Gas Leak And Saved Her Family’s Lives
14-year-old Winnie saved her family from carbon monoxide poisoning after she jumped up on their bed and meowed wildly until they left their home.
Eric and Cathy Keesling said their cat saved their lives in 2007 after a gasoline-powered water pump in their basement caused the odorless gas to build up.
At 1:00 am the cat started nudging Cathy’s ear and meowing loudly.
“It was a crazy meow, almost like she was screaming,” Cathy told Fox News. When Cathy woke up fully she realized she felt nauseous and dizzy and couldn’t wake up her husband, who had undergone minor neck surgery the previous day.
Despite being very dizzy, she managed to call 911 for help.
Paramedics found the couple’s 14-year-old son, Michael, unconscious on the floor near his bedroom.
Thankfully, the entire family was rescued because of their cat’s brave efforts.
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