An Ohio Pit bull becomes the third to start to make one wonder, should Pit bulls replace Dalmatians as fire rescue dogs. The Inquisitr reported in May about a Pit bull saving a woman from a burning building.
“A pit bull saved a woman whose home had caught fire, barking to alert her as flames threatened to engulf the entire house.”
The same story included a link to an Oklahoma Pit bull who also saved his family. In another such instance, earlier this year, a Pit bull named Ace saved a deaf boy from a fire in his house.
“A pit bull is hailed a hero for saving his deaf owner’s life Wednesday afternoon. The 2-year-old dog, Ace, alerted his 13-year-old owner, Nick Lamb, to a fire that broke out in their Indianapolis house.”
In the most recent act of Pit bull heroism, which seems to show why you should rescue animals, Buddy saved his owner Martin. Mansfield News Journal reports on Buddy the pit bull, and his owner Jacob Martin, who escaped danger in the middle of the night.
“As Martin slept, the smoke and fire from the nearby house at 590 Harold Ave. drew the attention of Buddy, who ran to his owner’s side to wake him up.
Martin called 9-1-1 and firefighters responded at 4:23 a.m. — spending about two hours to contain the fire to the vacant house, which collapsed on itself and burned to the ground.”
Mr. Martin told the Mansfield News Journal he would not have awoken if it were not for his newly adopted Pit bull, Buddy.
“If I didn’t have my dog there, I would have slept through it. “He’s a great dog.”
Apparently, Buddy the pit bull had been adopted by Mr. Martin nearly two months prior to the fire. According to Mr. Martin, a neighbor had moved out in the middle of the night and abandon their pit bull.
The owner of the property had come back to check on Buddy, who was without food or water, but could not take care of him. That is when Jacob Martin stepped in and took ownership of the dog, and they have been pals since.
The property in question, according to reports, was a vacant building under construction that Mr. Martin was renovating to be rented. Mr. Martin lamented not having renter’s insurance, and lost at least $1800, according to the Mansfield News Journal.
He was however thrilled to have his newly adopted companion by his side because Buddy the pit bull saved his life. His home suffered minor damages, with a melted electric meter, being the worst of it.
The cause of the fire is undetermined, and the fire investigators are not looking into the issue. For now, Mr. Martin is thankful no one is hurt and feels it is all thanks to Buddy. He stated that Buddy the pit bull was “One of the best dogs he has ever had.”
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