Barking Dog Saves Family’s Life

Here is an amazing story I just had to share with you.  It is a story about a dog named, Chewbacca who helped safe his family from a burning home.

Dogs have an ability to sometimes just annoy us with constant barking. 

Although there are times when there seems to be no reason for the barking, there are times when you can be so glad they didn’t stop.  This is the case with a family in Hacienda Heights, California who’s home sadly burned one night.  While several family members were sleeping one night a fire began in their home.  There are so many stories of people not surviving a house fire.  But this story ends with a happy ending.  While the family was sleeping, Chewbacca started barking and barking.  His nonstop, consistent barking woke some of the family members up.  I am sure they were going to start getting after the dog to tell him to stop barking. 

But that was when notices the smell of smoke.  This alerted her to quickly get the rest of the family out of the house and safe before the fire grew out of control.  Moments later the fire department showed up and was able to put the fire out.  The Hernandez family credits Chewbacca for saving their lives.

People sometimes have dogs to help them feel safe in their surroundings.

It was reported that smoke detectors were not installed.  Thankfully the family had Chewbacca to warn them of danger.

Attribution:KTLA News


Author: Bo Connlley

I've been very fortunate to have been raised with dogs and love and care for dogs, even to this day. That's why I love to share funny and inspirational stories about 'Man's Best Friend'.

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