2000 - Duncan and Elizabeth
Duncan and Elizabeth saved their owner from fire. On Oct. 27, 1999, Laura Henderson was sleeping in her apartment when a fire started raging through the complex. Duncan and Elizabeth, Henderson's 13-year-old domestic shorthaired cats, started throwing their bodies against a door that separated them from Laura. The noise woke her and when she went to see what was wrong, she saw her back door completely ablaze. With one cat under each arm, Henderson escaped her apartment, which was totally destroyed by the fire.
Owner/caretaker: Laura Henderson
Nominating veterinarian: Dr. Grant Olson, Sturgeon Bay