In Montreal a Neapolitan Mastiff named Popeye, was inducted into Quebec’s Animal Hall of Fame this Sunday for saving the lives of 17 horses from a stable fire.
The fire took place on October 8th, 2013, at an equestrian center, just east of Montreal. The owner Gilles Godbout tried to get the horses to move but they were too frightened.
“Popeye knew what to do. I opened the stalls and sent him in to nibble on the horses’ legs. He saved 17 that way.” Godbout told QMI Agency at the awards ceremony.
Popeye continued evacuating horses until the roof collapsed, the last horse leaving with its mane on fire.
“I don’t even know how to thank him. He didn’t hesitate for a minute.”
“He would have died for me if he had to.”