After protecting her owner from a vicious mountain lion attack, one hero dog needed some urgent care of her own.
It's wise not to underestimate the number of people out there willing to risk their lives for their beloved pets, but the same sentiment can sometimes hold for the animals themselves. And that's especially true when we're talking about dogs.
Indeed, some stories perfectly exemplify just how heroic dogs can be as they've been known to intervene and save the lives of other animals in peril and they'll do the same for humans.
Sometimes dogs are trained to do this alongside American forces fighting abroad and sometimes they make a life-saving difference for a family of total strangers, but they've shown their bravery time and time again.
And in one harrowing story, one large dog risked everything when her owner found herself in an unexpected and dangerous situation.