When Bonita’s apartment caught fire, the brave little Pit Bull mix sprung into action.
Tara McKelvey and her son Anthony were napping on their couch when the blaze started. The six month old brindle puppy woke the two with persistent barking.
“We had a pretty small amount of time to get out of there. We were all safely evacuated and it was fine, but it would’ve been a lot worse if I had to wait for the neighbors or whoever to come knock on my door and tell me there was a fire. It was a blessing that she was there, barking, made me get up, see what was going on. So yeah, she really saved our lives.”
Thankfully, McKelvey didn’t lose too many possessions and her landlord is putting her up in a temporary apartment. Best of all, lovely Bonita will grow into the perfect guard dog. “We’re so grateful and we feel so blessed.”