Last week’s FirstLantic blog was about heroes — people who believe that it is better to give than to receive and are proof that helping others is the real reward. But what if we told you that not all heroes are human? For anyone that has known the love and loyalty of an animal, we’re sure that comes as no surprise. Pets are known to reduce stress and depression and keep their owners more active but we don’t often associate animals with saving our lives. Well, prepare yourself for some hero pets that are as deserving of recognition as their human counterparts. We hope that you will be so inspired by these amazing animals that you might even decide to adopt or foster a pet this holiday season!