[X] Close

SEND YOUR QUESTIONS USING THE FORM BELOW

Hero Pit Bull Saves Women and Dogs From House Fire

Baby Pit Bull dog heroRhonda Westenberger and her sister, Evelyn, were both sound asleep early Tuesday morning when they were awakened by the nonstop barking of their 10-year-old Pit Bull, Baby, who nudged and pounced on the women.

“There were flames shooting down the hallway,” Rhonda told KOCO.

“If Baby hadn’t woken Evelyn up, I don’t think either one of us would have come out of it.”

The sisters made it safely out of their burning house in Wellston, Okla., but their five other dogs were still inside.

“There was one hiding underneath the bed,” family member Charles Land told KOCO. “Baby actually went in there, grabbed it by the neck and [dragged] it outside.”

The house was destroyed, but everyone living in it survived, thanks to Baby.

“It brings my spirit up a lot to see the dogs,” Rhonda told KOCO. “I’m so proud of her. She is my hero. She’s the hero for all of us.”

There is no word yet on whether Baby will be honored for her heroism. In 2011, a Pit Bull named Diamond received the spcaLA Hero Dog Award for protecting a girl from being burned during a house fire by lying on top of her.

PHOTO: KOCO Eyewitness News 5 Facebook Page

Laura Goldman

Laura Goldman is senior social media writer for i Love Dogs, Inc. She does love dogs. And elephants and turtles. Along with writing about the loves of her life, Laura likes to play with her two pound pups and tell anyone who'll listen just how awesome Pit Bulls are.

More Posts - Website

Follow Me:
TwitterFacebookLinkedInPinterestYouTube

February 14, 2013 By : Category : DOG NEWS Heroes & Hounds Search-and-Rescue Dogs Tags:
| | | |

7 Comments Print

The Dog Park   

6 comments
FrostingFran
FrostingFran

@iLoveDogsInc Heard this on the news...amazing dog!

meeyra_
meeyra_

@troyjunior that is SO awesome!

HoundAndThistle
HoundAndThistle

@iLoveDogsInc Wow, great story! I'm glad all humans and dogs were saved by this pittie hero!! Sharing to help spread positivity about pits!

BrianZ14
BrianZ14

@iLoveDogsInc Nice to see something good said about Pit bulls...

crystaldragon6
crystaldragon6

@iLoveDogsInc Right on. Pits R not bad dogs. The owners that abuse them are. Collies bite more children.

Trackbacks

  1. [...] her family – both human and animal – from a fire that destroyed their entire house. From I Love Dogs…Rhonda Westenberger and her sister, Evelyn, were both sound asleep early Tuesday morning when they [...]