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07-08-2010, 05:31 PM
A true hero, Thor! (http://www.wsbt.com/news/local/Red-Cross-Family-dog-tried-to-pull-baby-out-of-burning-home-98024604.html)

BRISTOL — The Elkhart County Red Cross is calling a Bristol pit bull a hero after he alerted his family to a fire, and even tried to pull a baby away from danger.

The fire started early Thursday morning in a hallway and quickly spread throughout the home, according to the Red Cross.

“It sounds like the real hero here is the family pit bull,” said Frank Connolly, assistant executive director of the Elkhart County Red Cross. “Apparently ‘Thor’ woke the family up and even tried to pull the baby and bassinet out of the house. Lately we have learned how important pets can be to a family, and this is as stark an example as I’ve ever seen.”

"He's the hero today. He's the man," said Kemper Hunter, Thor's owner. "We turned around to look for the bassinet that was at the head of the bed, and it's at the door. All we got to do is open the door and go out. [Thor's] like 'Let's roll, dad! It's time to go, I got you.'"

No one in the family was injured, but their home was heavily damaged. The Red Cross is providing short-term housing as well as food, blankets, clothing and a crib for the baby.

Donations to the family may be directed through the Elkhart County Red Cross. Call (574) 293-6519.

07-08-2010, 06:07 PM
Good boy Thor!!!:cool:

07-08-2010, 07:52 PM
It shows how amazing these are. I adore them. :love: Good boy Thor! :D

07-08-2010, 08:25 PM
That brings tears. :) He is such a sweet looking boy. I am going to post this everywhere!!!

Daisy and Delilah
07-09-2010, 10:04 PM
Way to go, Thor!!!!! You are a very good boy and you're showing the world how good you Pitties really are.!!!:) :) :)
GREAT JOB!!!! You deserve a ton of treats for being so smart. If I lived close to you I would buy you a steak. :D :D :D