The Compassion of Animals is a book full of stories that show the love animals have for humans as well as other animals. This book is a compilation of actual stories of dogs, pigs, horses, cats and other animals coming to the rescue. The pig was being a nuisance when he wouldn’t let his owner sleep, come to find out the pig was trying to warn them that carbon monoxide was leaking into their trailer. A dog inside gets his owner’s attention to save a little boy from freezing when he had ridden his trike too far from home. A man was injured outside his home on a freezing night and the neighbors dog saved him from dying when he insisted his master come out and take a look. A very insistent cat saved his people and their home from a gas explosion. Many stories tell of heroic acts of animals, even at the expense of their own lives. Cry a little, rejoice a lot, and wonder what heroic act your pet may be capable of doing. After reading this book you will find yourself listening a little closer when animals speak.