VIDEO: Quick-thinking Senior Sergeant Rafał Radecki and Sergeant Łukasz Płonka sprang into action after coming across a distraught couple clutching a young child and screaming that he was choking.
The Gdynia fire brigade had been attending a routine callout when events took a turn and they ended up saving the lives of the two moggies.
Marcin Kolczyński had been relaxing on the beach in the Dutch seaside resort of Julianadorp when he spotted the children struggling and dashed into save them. His body was later discovered washed up in the shore.
A team of rescuers with search dogs, medical personnel and humanitarian aid experts set off from Warsaw to the Lebanese capital Beirut on Wednesday evening to aid victims of a Tuesday explosion in the city which killed at least 135 people and injured about 5,000.
Poland’s State Fire Service says it has a team of around 50 trained personnel, including 39 rescuers with four dogs and a chemical rescue module ready to leave immediately following appeals for help from the Lebanese.
Ten Poles and Polish families who helped rescue Jews during World War Two were posthumously awarded with Righteous Among the Nations medals at a ceremony at Warsaw's POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews on Wednesday.
To coordinate their efforts, the women volunteers set up the Animal Rescue Collective Guild Craft Poland on Facebook which now has over 1,000 members. To date they have sent over 300kg of pouches and blankets to help the orphaned animals.
Polish development aid funds have been used to construct a rescue station on the Pip Ivan mountain in Ukraine's Chornohora range, said panelists at the 13th Europe-Ukraine Forum that started in Jasionka near the south-eastern city of Rzeszów on Tuesday.
The Animal Advocacy and Protection (AAP) foundation in Spain on Wednesday thanked Poland for saving the five tigers which arrived at their animal rescue centre. In October, tigers being smuggled from Italy to Russia were stranded for days at the Polish-Belarusian border.
The 80-year-old pensioner who recently suffered a stroke and has difficulty moving, had been struggling to look after his horse Eliza and it was feared that she would have to be taken away – and then internet-users came to the rescue.