Dog saves new owner from house fire

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A Florida woman said her dog saved her life, less than two weeks after she adopted him from a local shelter. (YouTube image)

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LAKELAND, Fla. — A Florida woman said her dog saved her life, less than two weeks after she adopted him from a local shelter.

ABC Action News reported that Sara Pelchat’s new rescue dog Brinleigh woke her up after a fire broke out in her kitchen.

The smoke alarm went off, but Pelchat said she continued to sleep. She said her new dog refused to leave without her and started jumping on her and licking her.

“The longer I laid in bed, the more frantic she became,” Pelchat said. “She was pulling on my shirt and digging on me and just really trying to get my attention.”

Pelchat said she rescued the dog earlier in the month from her local Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals facility.

“If it weren’t for her I wouldn’t have woken up and then Lord knows what would have happened,” she said.

Read more: ABC Action News

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