Having a dog around a small helpless baby is a situation that can cause concern for some people, especially when it comes to certain dog breeds with a reputation for being “aggressive”.
Probably top of this category is pit bull dogs as they are often viewed as unpredictable and sometimes dangerous.
But one California mom has her pet pit bull to thank for saving her and her baby’s lives.
Mom Latana Chai says baby Masailah and pet dog Sasha were born just days apart and spend every moment together, sharing a bed and even a bath.
But their bond was about to become even stronger when a a fire broke out in their neighbor’s home.
It was around midnight one Saturday night when Latana noticed Sasha behaving very strangely.
“I heard like, a loud bang and I was like, ‘what’s going on?’ I heard Sasha crying and she kept jumping at the door. As soon as I got to the door, she runs in and starts barking,” Latana said, according to Kare 11
Found the pit bull in the baby’s bedroom
When she opened the door to let Sasha in she ran to Masailah’s room. Then she noticed black smoke coming from the ceiling, a fire that was spreading from their neighbor’s house to theirs.
Mom Latana quickly rushed to her baby’s room and found Sasha grabbing Masailah by the diaper and pulling her to safety.
The family credits Sasha’s early warning barks for keeping them safe.
Find out more about this heroic dog and her life-saving actions in the video below.
Unfortunately, many believe that pit bulls are still only aggressive fighting dogs.
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