From a famous grumpy feline, to a courageous hero, to a fund-raising rescue dog, here are just a few of the famous pets who made national headlines in 2015.
Meet Harley, the tiny Chihuahua who has helped raise money to save and care for more than 500 dogs to date. Harley spent the first 10 years of his life in a small cage in a puppy mill where he lost an eye, lived with a broken tail, gnarled toes, infected teeth and heart disease before he was rescued. He was given only few months to live, but he beat the odds and is 4.5 years older now. He has since been the face of the Harley to the Rescue campaign, aiming to raise money for National Mill Dog Rescue. Harley was named the American Human Association’s 2015 American Hero Dog.
Figo the service dog became a national hero when the story of him jumping in between his blind owner and a school bus went viral. Witnesses who saw the accident said it looked as if the dog took a lot of the blow and didn’t want to leave her side after it happened. Figo’s owner suffered a fractured right elbow, three broken ribs, a fractured ankle and a cut to her head in the accident and Figo had surgery on his leg but both he and his owner are ok. We give Figo two paws up!
Turning two is definitely something to smile about, unless your name is Tadar Sauce (AKA Grumpy Cat). April 4th has been dubbed the grumpiest day of the year in honor of Grumpy Cat reaching her terrible two’s. She spent the day touring Vogue, posing in photos and promoting her “awful” birthday contest giving people the chance to win a trip to her ”Super Terrible 2” birthday party in New York City. Sounds pleasant enough.