Pit bull puppy saves baby from fire

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STOCKTON, CA (WCMH) — A California woman credits her pit bull with saving her and her baby’s lives after the dog woke up and alerted them to an emergency.

The family says their bond with the dog formed right from the start. Baby Masailah and Sasha came into this world just days apart, and instantly connected. 

“She’s in the bed everyday all the time, like they take baths together and everything,” said mom Latana Chai.

Now, at 8 months old, that bond is even stronger after the family pup became the family hero.

Last Sunday night, Sasha was in the back yard when Chai noticed she stated behaving strangely. 

“I heard like a loud bang and I was like, ‘what’s going on,’ and I heard Sasha crying, and she kept jumping at the door.” 

“As soon as I got to the door she runs in, starts barking.” 

An inferno was spreading from the neighbor’s home to hers. When Chai hurried back inside, she found that Sasha already made her way into the back bedroom. 

“I ran into the room and I see Sasha she has my baby like by the diaper, just dragging her off the bed trying to get her to safety.” 

The family credits those early warning barks and bangs with saving them.

“If she wasn’t barking or really going at the door like that I probably wouldn’t have known nothing,” Chai said. 

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