Sasha, an adorable young pit bull, is being praised as a hero, and rightly so.
The dog’s family avoided a potentially terrible disaster thanks to her quick thinking.
Latana Chai was sleeping in bed at her home Stockton, California, home late on Sunday night when she was startled awake by a frantic commotion. Chai discovered Sasha barking and throwing herself against the back door when she got up to investigate.
Chai recognized she and her 7-month-old baby Masailah were in serious danger at that point. Sasha was the first to notice.
“She ran in and started barking as soon as I got to the door, and I was like, ‘What the hell is wrong with you?’ ‘You don’t do this.” says the speaker of KCRA 3 who spoke with Chai. “When I looked up, I noticed that my neighbor’s house was emitting black smoke. The flames may be seen erupting.”
With the fire rapidly advancing to Chai’s apartment, the family needed to get out as soon as possible. Sasha seemed to have a plan amd know what to do about it.
The dog ran straight for Masailah.
Chai told the news channel, “I raced into the room and saw Sasha.” “She’s dragging my kid off the bed by the diaper, attempting to bring her to safety.”
Following the dog’s lead, Chai picked up Masailah and rushed outside, where she called 911 for help.
Firefighters were soon on the scene to put out the blaze.
The building was severely damaged, but thanks to Sasha’s early warning, all of the residents were able to flee in time.
“She saved us all,” Chai wrote online. “She is our hero. Without her, we probably would’ve never made it out.”