Sunbear Squad Watch Tip of the Week: Nov 2nd

The Sunbear Squad has resolved to make a difference for neglected and abused companion animals. They are transforming animal lovers into animal welfare defenders — with knowledge, tools, and inspiration.

Watch Tip:Watch for pets that are banished from the house before new carpet or furniture arrives for the holidays; they will be wandering and hungry. Be a Good Samaritan for animals.


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Dog Rescues Kittens From Burning House

SYDNEY (Reuters) A dog was hailed as a hero on Sunday after it risked its life to save a litter of newborn kittens from a house fire, rescuers said. In a case which gives the lie to the saying about ‘fighting like cats and dogs’, the terrier cross named Leo had to be revived with oxygen and heart massage after his ordeal. Fire broke out overnight at the house in Australia’s southern city of Melbourne, where he was guarding the kittens.

Fire fighters who revived Leo said he refused to leave the home and was found by them alongside the litter of kittens, despite thick smoke. “Leo wouldn’t leave the kittens and it nearly cost him his life,” fire service Commander Ken Brown told reporters. The four kittens also survived the fire and on Sunday Leo, who fire fighters nicknamed ‘Smoky’, was again back at the house.

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