A California family is hailing their eight month old pit bull as a hero. When the quadplex caught fire, he began to bark and wake up the family to alert them of the danger. When the mother went into the room where her infant daughter was sleeping, she saw the dog, Sasha, pulling the baby off the bed by her diaper in an effort to get her to safety. The family was able to get out safely but the fire made their home uninhabitable.
Nana Chaichanhda told KTXL in an interview published Sunday that the eight-month-old pit bull, Sasha, banged on the back door to alert the family to the flames engulfing a fourplex in Stockton.
“I open it, and she runs in and starts barking at me like crazy, and I was like, ‘OK, this is weird. This is not like her,’” Chaichanhda said.
While Chaichanhda discovered her neighbor’s building had been on fire, the dog bolted past her into a bedroom where her seven-month-old daughter, Masailah, lay on the bed.
By the time Chaichanhda noticed, Sasha had already sprung into action to save the infant.
At Stockton family is crediting their eight-month-old pitbull Sasha with saving them by waking them up and grabbing the baby by the diaper when their house caught on fire pic.twitter.com/he5QI4Xum6
— Tom Miller (@KCRAMiller) June 8, 2018
The family has set up a GoFundMe campaign but have only raised $825 dollars so far, much less than they will need. The Stockton fire department is investigating the cause of the blaze but have not released any information at the time of this writing.