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11 of the bravest dogs in history

By: Noel Kirkpatrick on May 23, 2011, 12:10 p.m.
Mancs statue in Miskolc, Hungary

Photo: Rodrigo/Wikipedia

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A famous rescue dog from Hungary, Mancs (whose name means "paw") was a member of the Spider Special Rescue Team of Miskolc, Hungary. Mancs and the team traveled around the world to search for survivors after earthquakes. Mancs was known for his keen sense of smell and the clear signal he sent to rescuers to indicate if someone was alive under the rubble.

A statue of Mancs (at left) was erected in Miskolc in 2004, two years before his death.