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In 1908, Plinlimmon the champion St. Bernard was a big star on Broadway in New York.

In 1925, Jeff and Major came to the rescue of Mary Elizabeth Donnet — after she found herself in trouble while trying to save them when they fell into the icy waters of Woodlands Lake in Irvington, New York.

In 1989, Tommy the cat and Peggy the pug survived the explosion of the U.S.S. Maine. Tom was sleeping three decks below the upper deck when the explosion occurred -- he was fired through the three steel decks!

In 1884, a Newfoundland named Jumbo swam for his life in a race across the East River in Harlem, New York.

Mike was the fire dog of FDNY Engine Company 8 from 1908-1914. Twice he won first place at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. He also had his own trolley pass.

In 1912, several expensive roosters from France enroute to Briarcliff Manor, New York, went down with the Titanic.

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In the 1930s, Milson O'Boy won numerous championship titles for his owner, Mrs. Gertrude Cheever Porter of Manhattan. He is buried at Hartsdale Pet Cemetery.

In 1897, some hungry goats helped Policeman Fogarty stop some thieves in East Harlem. A fun story about a hero cop from 19th-century New York.

Sheepshead Bay

In 1880, Hindoo, a champion thoroughbred of Dwyer Stables in Brooklyn, raced on Avenue X in Sheepshead Bay.