Pit bull saves woman from burning house in New York

By on May 5, 2013 in Animals, United States Comments

A pit bull saves a woman from her burning house in Long Island, New York on Friday, May 3, 2013. The dog, named Cain, reportedly alerted Jackie Bonasera while she was drying her hair in a bathroom on the second floor of her house at 18 Gabriele Drive home in East Norwich on Friday afternoon.

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Alexus Stallworth, with Cain, the pit bull that
saved his mother Jackie Bonasera (right)

Image Credit: NBC New York video

According to a report at NBCNewYork.com this Saturday, Jackie heard the dog barking and ran downstairs, and discovered the fire on the side of her garage. She said she saw the fire was starting to spread from the front of the house to the back. Luckily, she managed to escape without any harm.

“I ran out of the house and my neighbors came running over, and then I thought about the dog — I’m like, ‘He saved my life, I have to save his. So I just put my robe over my face and I ran back in and I grabbed the dog and then I stood out here and I watched my house burn,” Bonasera, 44, told the paper.

“He’s a pit bull, too. They have such bad reps, but he’s such a good boy.” Alexus Stallworth, Bonasera‘s daughter, said, adding that Cain the pit bull is “the town hero.” She was outside the house when the house went on fire and took a video of the burning house using her cell phone camera.

As noted at Long IslandPress.com, around 75 firefighters from five different fire departments joined together to stop the fire from spreading further. Nassau County police said they are now investigating the possible cause of the fire, but noted that it is unlikely to be suspicious.

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