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.”