We all know that Pitbulls have a rather bad reputation, especially because they have long been branded as dangerous dogs. This is something that is often magnified in news reports and social media posts that share incidents of how Pitbulls and similar “dangerous breeds” harmed some helpless person who wasn’t doing anything to the dog.
But let’s get one thing straight off the bat: There is no “dangerous breed”. If a dog behaves aggressively, it’s usually because of one or more extenuating factors, not least the fact that its owner probably hasn’t raised it correctly.
Just like the story of Sasha, a beautiful 8-month-old Pitbull who tried to save Nana’s Chaichanhda daughter, when her apartment caught on fire.
Nana and her 7-month-old baby were sleeping around 10 p.m. when Sasha, their dog, started making noises.
According to Nana, Sasha was “banging and crying” at her backyard door in an apparent attempt to wake them up.
“Little did I know she was trying to warn us of the fire. I got out of bed to see what was going on. At that moment I opened the back door and Sasha ran into our home, straight into our bedroom. I was confused for a minute, then realized my cousin’s home next door was up in flames,” she said.
When Nana returned to her bedroom, she saw Sasha dragging her daughter off the bed by her diaper.
“I ran into the bedroom, where Sasha was already dragging my seven-month-old baby off the bed by her diaper. Thanks to Sasha, we were able to get out safe and call 911,” she added.
Firefighters were able to put out the blaze in most of the apartment, but Nana and her cousin’s homes were destroyed. Fortunately, everyone got out of their places safely.
Nana praised Sasha, “I owe Sasha my life and my children’s. She saved us all. She is our hero. Without her, we would’ve never made it out.”
In the wake of the tragedy, a GoFundMe page was set up to help Nana’s family — with Sasha, of course — start a new life in a new home. The page had met its $6,000 goal.
Watch the raw footage of the fire incident below:
— Tom Miller (@TomMillerKXAN) June 8, 2018