Pit Bull Puppy Saves Family from Flames, Tries To Pull Baby Out By Her Diaper

Pit bulls have such a bad reputation that entire states are calling to have the dogs banned. Pit bull is not a breed, but a moniker for several breeds of large, muscular dogs. Because their strength made them a popular choice for illegal dog fighting, a lot of animals had been improperly bred and handled, which led to the public perception that they were aggressive and dangerous.

Advocates for the dog argues that they're no more prone to aggression than any other breed. One pit bull puppy proved that these dogs aren't all bad, no matter what rumors might say.

The pit bull pup, named Sasha, is only 8 months old, but she's already a being hailed as a hero. She rescued her family from a house fire late one night, and even tried to pull their 7-month-old baby out of the home by the diaper.

Nana Chaichanhda, the owner of the dog, says she was sleeping in her Stockton, California home when she heard a ruckus at around 11 p.m. The owner went to investigate why the dog, who was in the yard, was making so much noise. She figured the dog probably wanted to come indoors, so she went and opened the door.

“I open it and she runs in and starts barking at me like crazy and I was like, ‘OK, this is weird. This is not like her,’” said Chaichanhda to Fox 40.

Sasha darted into the house and ran to the back of the home, where the children were sleeping. Because Sasha was going nuts, Chaichanhda began looking around for the source of the problem. Something had clearly startled the dog. She wondered if it could have been an intruder, another animal, or something worse.

It turned out to be worse. As the 30-year-old mother looked around to see what might have upset the dog, she opened another door and was startled to see an inferno rising. She realized that the home, a complex that housed four families, was on fire.

The blaze was quickly spreading from the neighbor’s unit to Chaichanhda’s unit.

In a panic, the mother ran back to get the children. She found Sasha was way ahead of her. Instead of heading for safety herself, the pup was trying to pull 7-month-old Masailah by the diaper.

According to the mom, the baby and the puppy were born only a few days apart. They share a close bond, with Sasha always cuddling up with Masailah. Apparently the bond went deeper than she thought.

The family exited the building and was able to wake up the neighbors to get them to evacuate. Everyone got to safety and emergency services were called. Firefighters fought to put out the blaze, but the home had been destroyed.

Thankfully, because of Sasha, no one was hurt.

Because her house is uninhabitable, Chaichanhda's sister has started an online fundraiser to help the family. The young mother is grateful to her little pit bull for sounding the alarm and trying to save the baby.

“I owe Sasha my life and my children’s,” Chaichanhda wrote on the GoFundMe page. "She saved us all. She is our hero. Without her, we probably would’ve never made it out.”

Source: Good News Network
Photos: Fox 40 Screenshots

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