A Vermont family’s home went up in flames over the weekend, and if not for the intervention of an unlikely hero, this story might have been a deadly tragedy.
According to the family, they owe their lives to their faithful, lovable pet boxer, “Cain,” who managed to wake them up after a fire broke out in the house.
This, ladies and gentlemen is why we call dogs “man’s best friend.”
“A couple minutes later we would have been almost covered with flames,” said 10-year-old Mason Sheltra.
Just hours after finishing his trick-or-treating, Mason’s home caught fire.
“My dog woke my dad up, and then my dad woke me up, and I jumped off my bed and ran downstairs,” Mason said.
The family made it out of the house safely, thanks to their four-legged friend.
The fire department chief said the fire started on the front of the house and spread up into Mason’s room and to the attic.
The smoke detectors in the home didn’t go off right away because the fire started outside. That made Cain’s barking all the more important.
But the Sheltras also had some help from a neighbor.
“I was driving down the street to take my son to day care, and saw the flames,” Ana Anderson said.
As Cain was alerting the family inside, Anderson pulled into the Sheltras’ driveway, leaned on her car horn and called 911.
As if we all needed another reason to love our four-legged friends, right? This is a prime example of how God can work through literally anything or anyone in order to watch over His creation.
God created dogs as special companions for mankind and this is a fine example of the love and dedication they often to the table.
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