A mother dog ran back into a house fire to save her puppies as her guardian watched helplessly on. Thankfully, firefighters got the dog and her puppies safely out of the blaze, which destroyed a two-storey home.
Sarah Mills was at her home in Calgary, Alberta on Wednesday morning when the fire broke out. She smelled smoke and ran out of the home with her two adult pit bulls. But as soon as they were outside, Shai, her 2-year-old female pit bull, ran back into the blaze to fetch her 9 puppies, who she had just given birth to 4 weeks ago.
Sarah Mills looks on as firefighters fought home blaze. Photo: Colleen De Neve, Calgary Herald
Sarah tried to run after Shai but she was stopped by firefighters. Fire crews went to the garage where the puppies were being kept and found Shai covering her pups to protect them from the fire. The firefighters placed coats and blankets over the pups and carried them to safety, along with Shai.
Sarah shed tears of relief when firefighters emerged with all her dogs safe and sound. Shai and her puppies were all taken to a veterinary clinic for checkups.
Firefighters were thankful the dogs had been in the garage otherwise, they said, there may have been a completely different outcome.