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When it comes to lending a hand to a furry friend in need, there are no lengths that a true animal lover won’t go to. We’ve seen people step in to rescue pigs trapped in the bottom of wells, rescue kittens stuck in the vents, and a whole bunch of other impressive displays. 

But what we might not recognize on a daily basis is the fact that this is showing of compassion is hardly isolated to people. Just take a look at the dog and cat in this video! The kitty appears to have been struggling in the water but in no time at all, the pup swoops in and tows the feline all the way to shore!

This is certainly an admirable act from this brave pupper and we certainly hope that the cat said a huge thank you for the kindness. We could all stand to learn a little something from these two! Remember, compassion is contagious, pass it along!

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43 comments on “This Cat Was Drowning in a River Until an Unlikely Rescuer Showed Up (VIDEO)”

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Ryan Carterét
4 Months Ago

For the record, I voted \'neither\', because after adopting a lovely cat a few years ago (my family\'s first), I\'ve now come to love both dogs and cats. Why must I choose one or the other!?


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Muriel Servaege
4 Months Ago

One more example that animals are much more compassionate than human beings.


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Kate
4 Months Ago

Lighten up Steve and get over it. It was a nice story and that\'s all.
Why does the question on the bottom not say \'both\'? I love all animals and live with cats. dogs, and birds and they each bring something different to my life. Even my tow dogs bring their own joyous qualities.


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Dawn Mason
19 Mar 2017

I agree Kate! Both should be an option!

kjm
10 Months Ago

BS.....


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Steve
10 Months Ago

Where to start... 1.So effing what? Why is this important in the larger scheme of things? Hmmm? 2. Apparently, the "kitty" was struggling. How was this determination made? Again, HOW? Might it be that this have sounded better than "the stupid cat was swimming?" Better to yank on the heartstrings of gullible people than report factually. 3. Yes, I\'m quit sure the cat "said a huge thank you." So, onegreenplanet, cats now have the ability of intelligent speech. That\'s newsworthy (unlike this article/video) - better run to the nearest scholarly journal (this website certainly lacks any serious analysis) and report this phenomenon!! 4. The utterly incredible need of animal nuts to project their absurd thoughts and feelings onto dumb animals. Called anthropomorphism, it\'s quite pathetic. 5. The Darwin effect should be allowed to play out in cases like this. ^. And the list goes on...


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puddin
17 Sep 2016

Steve-are you so uptight that you felt the need to take the time to type up this longwinded rant? Good gawd man. That was an exhausting.
Hell....why am I taking the time to do this? Peace.

smiles
17 Sep 2016

Wow, this brightened my day and made me smile. Some people can\'t see the beauty in small things.

You\'ren annoying idiot
17 Sep 2016

Why did you take the time to watch?? why are you using the slash/ in that way?

JB
17 Sep 2016

Steve you need to get laid

Danielle Sarasohn
17 Sep 2016

This strikes me as having been staged by someone. How does a cat get that far into the water? I have 3 rescue cats who despise water and wouldn\'t even go near a body of water like this. Don\'t get me wrong-there are so many videos where an animal of one species saves another animal, or does something so amazing, like this:https://www.thedodo.com/dogs-stand-guard-over-deer-1306048949.html, or this:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvilNcOyd30 . It\'s just very odd that the cat was so far into the water. It doesn\'t have the ring of truth, and I am bothered by humans using animals to get a video to go viral for them. It isn\'t right.

Danielle Sarasohn
17 Sep 2016

Dan Daly - I agree it looks staged but I don\'t agree with your list of reasons. There are hundreds of examples of dogs saving cats or other animals (that aren\'t staged). Yes, cats can swim if they have to, but the cat wouldn\'t be so far into the water. Not even on the riverbank-cat have a natural aversion to water. Many of the more humane zoos (if any are actually humane) use water as a natural \'fence\' of sorts to keep big cats in one area. The cat would not be out in the middle of a lake like that. Someone dropped the cat there, knowing that the dog would rescue it. The dog and cat have a relationship-are owned by the same owner, and this \'trick\' has been practiced before many times. The dog is a working dog, as evidenced by the harness. Harnesses are used often with dogs who are of a group known to derive their sense of purpose by working. The dog whisperer often uses these with breeds that are high energy dogs and whose inclination is toward having a purpose (working). The rest of your posts are just moronic, so if you were making a point it is completely lost because you\'re a jerk who doesn\'t love animals.

John
17 Sep 2016

Well you are obviously not a cat person..

Zeroed Out
17 Sep 2016

Did you mommy not give you love, Steve? Why so much hate and negativity? This website isn\'t a news site, per se... it concentrates on animal stories, and you\'re an idiot for not realizing that and for taking the time to write that long, ridiculous rant.

Alan
17 Sep 2016

Dude, you need a d!ld0 to satisfy yourself.

Dana McCans
18 Sep 2016

Steve, I hope you aren\'t married. If not, do some woman a favor and stay away.

Bud
10 Months Ago

Great clip. My guess is that they already knew each other and maybe were playing there when the cat fell in. Even if they were friends it wouldn\'t surprise me if they cat thanked the dog by biting him or scratching him! Cats are funny like that.


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Fe Matulac
10 Months Ago

Animals are loyal.


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Dolores Corey
10 Months Ago

THIS IS EPIC ... HIS LITTLE ANGLE...


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Ted C
17 Sep 2016

Epic?

Lauren Smith
10 Months Ago

Shaun Crooks


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Patricia Palermo
10 Months Ago

Dog's best friend!


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