A California family is holding their hero – an 8-month old Pit Bull puppy – a little closer today after the brave dog not only alerted the family that their apartment building was on fire, but dragged the family’s 7-month old daughter to safety by her diaper.
Sasha, an 8-month-old Pit Bull puppy, was outside of her Stockton, California, home when flames began engulfing the four-plex apartment building. Sasha’s owner, Nana Chaichanhda, and her 7-month old daughter were sleeping inside.
Sasha sprung into action, alerting Chaichanhda to the blaze.
“June 3, 2018, I was awakened by my pit bull pup Sasha banging and crying at my backyard door. Little did I know, Sasha would become my hero,” Chaichanhda wrote on a GoFundMe page, hoping to raise money to buy basic supplies including food, clothing, and shoes, and to move her family – including the family’s hero, Sasha, into a new home after theirs was condemned following the fire.
“Sasha my sweet pup was banging on my backyard door and crying. Little did I know she was trying to warn us of the fire. I got out of bed to see what was going on. At that moment I opened the back door and Sasha ran into our home, straight into our bedroom. I was confused for a minute, then realized my cousins home next door was up in flames. I ran into the bedroom, where Sasha was already dragging my 7-month old baby off the bed by her diaper.”
Thanks to Sasha’s heroic actions, the family were all able to escape to safety and call 911 for help.
Although firefighters were able to save much of the apartment building, Chaichanhda and her cousin’s homes were both completely destroyed.
“I owe Sasha my life and my childrens’. She saved us all. She is our hero. Without her, we probably would’ve never made it out,” Chaichanhda wrote.
Chaichanhda told CBSNews it’s because of Sasha that she and her baby are safe, and she hopes her story helps change the negative perception of pit bulls. “I owe her everything. If it wasn’t for her, I would have still been in bed and things could have taken a worse turn,” she said.