Hero Pup Protects Kittens in Burning House

'Leo the Lion-Hearted' revived by firefighters as family of 7 escapes raging fire
By Jess Kilby,  Newser User
Posted Oct 27, 2008 4:08 AM CDT

(Newser) – A terrier pup in Australia is due for a bravery medal after refusing to abandon a box of kittens trapped in a blazing house over the weekend, reports the Melbourne Herald Sun. Leo the Lion-hearted—as he’s been dubbed—was carried from the blaze and resuscitated by firefighters, who dove back in to save the kittens as well. Nobody was killed in the blaze, which has left Leo’s human family of seven homeless.

The dog licked the kittens with joy when he saw them, reports a fire commander. "It was a wonderful sight."