Time compiled a list inspired by the story following the Japan tsunami, where a dog remained alongside its trapped canine companion until it was dug out by rescue workers.
The top ten list includes a miniature horse used for therapy in senior homes, a carrier pigeon that helped save soldiers, and Trakr, trained as a police dog in Canada, the animal was credited with locating the last survivor beneath the rubble of the World Trade Center in New York after September 11.
Moko the dolphin also made the list, having rescued a sperm whale and her calf from a New Zealand beach in 2008 after many attempts by rescue workers had failed. Read about Moko’s journey steering them back out to sea, in the New Zealand Herald.
(READ the full list at Time.com)