Baby’s Best Friend: Pit bull saves family from fire in California

Posted at 2:40 PM, Jun 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-11 16:40:03-04

A Stockton, California woman credits her pit bull with saving her and her baby’s lives after the dog woke them up when the house caught fire.

Latana Chai said her dog Sasha threw herself against the backyard door just before midnight Sunday and wouldn’t stop barking until Chai came outside.

"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," Chai says. "As soon as I got to the door she runs in, starts barking." 

Sasha then darted inside while Chai discovered her house and the neighbor’s house — part of a fourplex — were on fire.

When Chai turned back to grab her baby, she found Sasha was already on the job.

"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," she says. 

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