'Tails' of Courage & Survival: Real-Life Pet HeroesRescue pets ... to the rescue! Meet five brave furry friends who have paid it forward


The 1-year-old pit bull mix's owner Dona Timoney was lying unconscious in a state park when a passerby noticed the dog and tried to guide her by the leash to a ranger. Instead, Lilly lead the way to her person. Timoney, who was diagnosed with a brain aneurysm at the hospital, died 12 days later, but her daughter Amanda decided to keep Lilly in the family. "Some people said to me after my mother died, 'I hope you can find her a good home,'" recalled Amanda. "She's got a home."