At Purina, we recognize the strong role that pets play in our lives. Each year we are proud to honour those cats and dogs that have proven themselves to be true pet heroes in the Purina Animal Hall of Fame one of the longest running pet programs in Canada.
NORTON, a five-year-old American Staffordshire Terrier cross breed was the only one to hear Ann Mathews collapse after a severe reaction to a spider bite. Norton managed to rouse Ann's husband Barrie, still asleep in bed, and lead him to the main floor of the house where Ann was losing consciousness. Barrie called 911, and as ambulance attendants arrived she stopped breathing. Ann was revived at the hospital and spent several days recovering.
Over its 41 years the Purina Animal Hall of Fame has recognized hero animals from across the country.
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If you have or know of a pet that has helped save a life, send us your pet hero story
Who knows—the special dog or cat hero you tell us about may be inducted to the 2009 Purina Animal Hall of Fame
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