4 Working Animals to Honor This Labor Day

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NYPD horses, protectors of the Big Apple

It only makes sense that one the largest mounted units in the United States of the works to protect the country's most populated

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Photo by: © Sherab / Alamy
NYPD horses, protectors of the Big Apple

It only makes sense that one the largest mounted units in the United States of the works to protect the country's most populated locale: New York City. The "10-foot-tall cops" in the New York City Police Department's horse patrol are fixtures of Times Square, and undoubtedly grace the photo albums of many a Big Apple tourist.

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Fri, Aug 30, 2013 12:09 PM EDT
By Melanie Kramer, Shayna Meliker

This Labor Day, not only do we want to pay homage to the hardworking humans of America, but we also want to celebrate some of the hardest-working animals throughout history.


Take a moment of your holiday to read about these dogs and horses who we're honoring for their important contributions to America. You may have heard the tales of the mail-carrying Pony Express horses or Balto, the brave Siberian Husky who delivered medicine to an Alaska town in dire need of it, but there's so much more to learn about other hardworking canines and equines.

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