Good friends are loyal and stick by you no matter what, and that’s especially true when it comes to man’s best friend. We’ve found some of the most faithful dogs in history — from courageous canines who saved their owners’ lives to dedicated dogs who stayed by their loved ones’ sides even after death. Read on for some amazing tales of love and devotion that are sure to warm you from head to tail.
7 incredibly loyal dogs
Ana Julia Torres kisses Jupiter, a lion who was rescued from a circus 12 years ago, at Villa Lorena shelter, in Cali, Valle del Cauca department, Colombia. Torres, a 52 year-old teacher, founded the Villa Lorena animal shelter 17 years ago. It protects about 600 animals seized from drug traffickers, circuses, animal traffickers or abandoned by their owners.
Picture: LUIS ROBAYO/AFP/Getty Images (via Pictures of the day: 19 September 2011 - Telegraph)
This Carolina leaf-roller (Camptonotus carolinensis) has succumbed to an infection by a species of Cordyceps, a genus of entomopathogenic fungi. Cordyceps are well-known for inducing changes in insect behaviour, making them climb plants before they die. When the fruiting bodies burst forth from the insect, this high position helps spread the fungal spores to new victims. | +