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Heroic Pit Bull Saves Family From Fire In Oklahoma

Pitbull Rescues Family

A loyal pit bull saved her family from a fire before it overtook their Oklahoma home on Tuesday.. She is also credited with saving five other family dogs from the terrible blaze.

The heroic ten-year-old pit bull, named Baby, alerted her sleeping owners to the fire early Tuesday morning. Rhonda Westenberger and her sister Evelyn were able to escape unharmed and they say they owe their lives to the sweet dog.

KOCO News reports that the sleeping sisters were awakened by insistent barks from Baby. The women fully awakened once Baby began to repeatedly nudge one of the sisters.

According to Rhonda Westenberger, the sisters had mere seconds to dash to safety before the rapidly spreading fire would have prevented their escape:

“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.”

KFSN News writes that while Rhonda and Evelyn were able to escape unharmed, five other family dogs inside the Lincoln County home were afraid to come outside.

Baby made it her mission to save them too. Family member Charles Land recalls how one particular dog was saved from the fire:

“And then there was one hiding under the bed, wouldn’t come out. Baby actually went under there, grabbed it by the neck and dragged him outside.”

The family lost their home of 17 years, along with everything inside it. However, they are focusing on the love and gratitude they feel toward their beloved pit bull.

To Rhonda Westenberger, Baby is nothing short of a hero:

“I’m so proud of her. She is my hero. She’s the hero for all of us.”

You can watch Baby’s story in the video below:

What do you think of Baby, the pit bull who saved her family from a fire?

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10 Responses to “Heroic Pit Bull Saves Family From Fire In Oklahoma”

  1. Jordan Buck

    I love reading this kind of thing. It makes me want to show everyone who says pits are just bred to be mean. This dog is an amazing example of the fact that it's how they were raised not their breed. Good luck to the family :)

  2. Holli Pop

    Just like the few other comments I saw regarding this story, I also say PITBULLS are not mean, unless they are made that way. They are my favorite dog, although, I love them all. I wish I had a huge home and could raise several of them and give them the love and great treatment they deserve. For all the bad things I can't change, all I can do is pray, somehow, people wake up and stop the violence against them and ALL animals.

  3. Lora Lehr Fletcher

    Pits are so misunderstood,, they murder them in shelters everyday,, only giving the 3 day holds,, its not fair! Even little puppies! Please adopt a shelter pittie, Ban the breeders, not the breed!

  4. Sharon Hughes

    This is them second story I read about a pitbull that saved a family from fire. My nephew have two pitbull and they are not mean.

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