Sasha, a heroic pit bull from Stockton, alerted her family during a house fire and attempted to drag a seven-month-old baby to safety.
According to an interview on KTXL news, Sasha’s owner, Nana Chai, left Sasha outside that Sunday night. The dog woke Chai up by banging on the back door.
Realizing that something was wrong, Chai rushed to her baby daughter’s bedroom, only to find Sasha was there ahead of her, trying to drag the baby to safety by the diaper.
A 911 call was made, and while flames only consumed the attic in that part of the fourplex, the family is not able to return to the home. Chai lived with her cousin, who was not present when the fire occurred.
They are currently living with other relatives who live in a different location of the same fourplex.
The local fire department is still trying to determine the cause of the fire.
While Sasha scared Chai at first, once she realized the heroic dogs intentions, she became grateful for the dog’s brave efforts.
By sharing her story she hopes it will convince people who are afraid of pit bulls to give them another chance.
“It meant a lot. I owe her everything. If it wasn’t for her, I would have still been in bed and things could have taken a worse turn,” she said.