Pit Bull Saves Family From Fire And Carries Baby To Safety
A pit bull puppy is being hailed as a hero after she saved a baby and her family from a nearby fire in their home.
On Saturday, June 3, Sasha, the 8-month-old family pit bull, alerted the Chaichanhda family, who were all fast asleep, that a dangerous fire was spreading in their house in Stockton, California.
Sasha got the family’s attention after barking and banging against the door.
When Nana Chaichanhda heard Sasha’s incessant barking, she got out of bed and opened the door to see what had the family dog so riled up. But before she could even comprehend the fact her cousin’s building in her fourplex was in flames, Sasha pushed through the door and ran into the room of her 7-month-old daughter Masailah.
Speaking to KCRA Nana says:
She [Sasha] had already had my baby by the diaper and was dragging her off the bed.
While Sasha’s efforts are truly heroic, Nana says it doesn’t surprise her as she and her daughter had an instantaneous bond when she brought her into the family. The two even bathe together.
According to the New York Post, her cousin wasn’t at home at the time of the fire and thanks to Sasha’s heroism no one was hurt in the blaze.
Furthermore, Chaichanhda usually doesn’t keep the dog outside at night, but considering her and Masailah’s lucky escape she’s happy she did.
Speaking to Fox 40, Nana states:
I owe her everything. If it wasn’t for her, I would have still been in bed and things could have taken a worse turn.
Nana and her family are currently staying with a family member after the fire had spread to her housing unit. A GoFundMe page has been set up by her sister, Christine White.
The single mother of three, who has a 9-year-old son and an 8-year-old daughter, as well as Masailah, is currently looking for a new place to live while an investigation into the cause of the fire is still underway.
Nana went on to say how Sasha:
… misses the kids and sleeping in their beds. I take the kids over there so Sasha doesn’t cry all day.
It’s hard to answer the questions, ‘Where are we going to live?’ and ‘Are we going to be homeless?’ when I’m trying to figure that out as well, so right now we’re leaning on each other.
Sasha isn’t the only heroic pit bull to make headlines recently, last week (June 10) the family of a two-year-old girl labelled their dog a hero after she stayed by a missing toddler’s side for two days until she was found safe and well.
On June 3, Charlee Campbell went missing at around 10 AM from her grandmother’s home in Lebanon Junction, Kentucky. Search crews had spent two days looking for missing Charlee who’d wandered off into the woods nearby.
Yet she wasn’t alone. Her loyal canine companion, Penny – a pit bull – stayed by her side until they returned home on Saturday, both safe and well.
More-often-than-not pit bulls tend to get a bad reputation (this is usually down to irresponsible and/or cruel owners), so it’s good to see them in a different light for a change.
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