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Young Hero Pit Bull Saves Baby from House Fire

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On June 3, one of the rare nights that Nana Chaichanhda let Sasha, her 8-month-old Pit Bull, sleep outside their Stockton, Calif., home, she was awakened by Sasha frantically scratching at the back door to get inside.

“I heard a loud bang and I was like, ‘What’s going on?’ And I heard Sasha crying, and she kept jumping at the door,” Chaichanhda told KCRA. “As soon as I got to the door, she runs in and starts barking.”

As Chaichanhda looked outside to see what could be spooking Sasha, she saw that her neighbor’s house was on fire — and the flames were spreading to her own house in the fourplex where she lives. Chaichanhda’s 7-month-old daughter, Masailah, was taking a nap in a back bedroom at the time.

Sasha ran straight to Masailah’s room, with Chaichanhda right behind her.

“She had already had my baby by the diaper and was dragging her off the bed,” Chaichanhda told FOX40. “I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, what are you doing?'”

Chaichanhda, Masailah and Sasha all made it safely out of the house, thanks to the hero Pit Bull.

“I owe her everything,” Chaichanhda told FOX40. “If it wasn’t for her, I would have still been in bed and things could have taken a worse turn.”

The family is temporarily staying with a family member. A GoFundMe campaign has been started to help them recover.

Chaichanhda said she hopes Sasha’s heroic actions will help change some people’s negative views of Pit Bulls. Many thanks to KCRA, FOX40 and other news outlets for sharing this Pit Bull positive story!

Photo via gofundme.com

Laura Goldman

I am a freelance writer and lifelong dog lover. For five years, I was a staff writer for i Love Dogs. When that site shut down, I started this blog...because I STILL Love Dogs!