Discussion posted by: David McNamara
You’re familiar with Balto’s story; he was the Alaskan sled dog who raced through storms and danger to bring essential medicine to the small town of Nome. He was a sled dog doing the job he was bred for, but he’s still considered a furry hero. There’s a statue of him in Central Park. You can view his remains at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History if you’re into the macabre. Some animals become heroes on their own. Here are five heartwarming stories of heroic animals.