San Francisco police tried for hours to talk a suspected car thief out of jumping from a third-floor window of a building. When they realized that a family member had brought the man's cat to the scene they used the pet to assist in calming him down.
via @CHPSanFranciscoThe love of his pet brought him to his senses and out of a crisis.
Flooding of the Edisto River in Dorchester Country, South Carolina, has caused people to leave their homes in search of safety. Unfortunately for some this meant leaving animals behind. Rescue crews worked to evacuate exhausted pigs, goats, chickens and dogs from the flooded area.