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Heroic Pit Bull saves her family and runs back into burning home to rescue 5 dogs

P8010053_thumb By Tamara | February 15, 2013 | Comments (10)

Baby the pit bull saved her family and 5 dogs from a house fire

Baby, a 10-year-old Pit Bull, is being credited with saving her family from a dangerous house fire after she sounded the alarm and saved two people inside. She then bravely re-entered the burning home to rescue the 5 other dogs from the blaze.

Sisters Rhonda and Evelyn Westerberger were asleep in their in Lincoln County, Oklahoma home when a fire broke out and began to engulf their house. Baby ran to each of them and woke them by barking, nudging and pouncing on them to warn them of the danger. The sisters managed to narrowly escape the flames, but there were 5 other dogs trapped in the home.

Baby came to the rescue again and ran back into the burning home to bring the other dogs to safety. One of the dogs was huddled under the bed and Baby grabbed the pup by the neck to drag it to safety, according to family member Charles Land.

Rhonda told KOCO, "There were flames shooting down the hallway. If Baby hadn't woken Evelyn up, I don't think either one of us would have come out of it."

Their home of 17 years was completely destroyed in the fire, but the family is grateful to be all together and alive thanks to Baby. Charles said, "[Baby has] always come across to us as one of the family and this just proves it."

Evelyn who suffers congestive heart failure was hospitalized after the fire and is recovering. Evelyn and her sister are grateful their family is still alive thanks to Baby and her heroic actions. 

Rhonda said, "It brings my spirit up a lot to see the dogs. I'm so proud of her. She is my hero. She's the hero for all of us."




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Comments on this Article

Baby did more than his share of saving the people and dogs from the fire in his house. The dog really risked his life to save his people and fellow dogs from the fire.
It's so wonderful to hear something positive about pitt's seeing as how we're always inundated with stories about "how horrible and dangerous" they are. All Gladiator Breeds: Pitts, Rotts, Dobies, etc. are loving, protective, wonderful dogs, it's the idiots who raise them to be 'fighters' and aggressive that should be punished. What a great story! Good girl, Baby....
...just another one of those loyal, trustworthy, courageous, heroic, pit bull stories... seen one, seen a million...
threenorns...plz do not blame these people! they were both sound asleep and didn't know there was a fire....and they said the flames were coming up fast....when you're in a dangerous situation,you sometimes panic...it's normal to think of getting yourself to safety in a situation like this! (I know because I was involved in a fire).....the main thing is that everyone got out safe(including pups,humans).
Another awesome story about pit bulls in a positive light. She's a hero for sure!
I cried. Good girl, Baby. Such a great dog. Hopefully this changes society's minds about the pitt bull breed.
Beautiful story. Baby, you are my hero and I pray you receive all the praise, love, treats from your family. You are one in a million!!
Good girl Baby! :)
Good girl Baby! If you were my dog you would be getting some very nice meals indeed.
typical humans - run out without at least grabbing the puppy that wad under the bed!
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