After their stay in Singapore, Japanese WWII prison inmate Frank Williams and Judy spent a year together at a new railroad construction POW camp in Sumatra. Judy helped to keep them safe by warning the prisoners when poisonous snakes, crocodiles or even tigers approached when they worked on the railroad tracks. More importantly, Judy’s presence gave the men hope. “Judy saved my life in so many ways,” said Williams. “But the greatest of all was giving me a reason to live. All I had to do was look into those weary, bloodshot eyes and ask myself: ‘What would happen to her if I died?’ I had to keep going.” Once hostilities ceased, Frank of course wanted to take Judy home to Liverpool, but pets were strictly forbidden on the troopship heading back to England. So once again she was once again smuggled aboard in a sack! Back home Judy was awarded the Dickin Medal in May 1946 “for magnificent courage and endurance in Japanese prison camps, which helped to maintain morale among her fellow prisoners, and also for saving many lives through her intelligence and watchfulness”. Read her whole story in Judy, a book by Damien Lewis. Next: Native American Haulers.