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‘Balto' Who Inspired The Cartoon Was A Real Dog Who Saved Real Lives

17 days ago   |   By iHeart Dogs

If you haven't actually seen the 1995 animated feature film ‘Balto,' you've probably at least scrolled past it on Netflix or Amazon Prime. Though he looks great in ink, Balto is more than just a cartoon character voiced by Kevin Bacon. He represents a real, heroic dog. A Siberian Husky and trained team sled dog, Balto made national headlines in January of 1925.
Balto and his team brought the diphtheria antitoxin to the small town of Nome, Alaska. They were on the verge of a devastating outbreak, so the skilled sled dogs were needed to bring the cure from Anchorage. Despite these events...
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