An adopted kitty saves its family from a fire! Brave kitties in the news! ^_^

@shywolf (4523)
United States
January 19, 2007 8:53pm CST
Tigger is a cat with impeccable timing. She was rescued about a year ago from the Humane Society by her now owner, Caroline Behr. Who knows where that family would be today if not for their brave adopted kitty. The cat alerted it's owner to smoke early Tuesday morning, allowing Behr and her daughter just enough time to call 911 and escape. Caroline said the cat jumped on her and then sat until she woke up. Firefighters rescued the family via a ladder through their second story window. Tigger also escaped by jumping from the window himself, and he was unharmed. Caroline told her daughter (who apparently had the idea to adopt the cat) that she saved the cat, and now the cat had saved her. Aww!! ^_^ I just love touching stories like this, don't you? ^_^ More here: http://www.davesdaily.com/out.php?id=23750&url=http%3A%2F%2Fkutv.com%2Fwatercooler%2Fwatercooler_story_018024900.html
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26 responses
• United States
20 Jan 07
I have heard of several stories where the family pet has saved lives. They seem to be able to sense danger and will do anything to protect their family. Way to go, Tigger!!
@chiyosan (29383)
• Philippines
20 Jan 07
wow! that is a great thing and really, i know pets can save lives and they appreciate it if they are being taken cared of.
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• United States
20 Jan 07
Aww what a great story. :-) Just one more reasons I love cats. My cat also did this for me once. I had worked a 16 hr shift at 911 and was fast asleep when he started hitting me in the chin with the top of his head. The breaker box (which was beside my bed) was smoking. If he hadn't woke me up the whole place would have been on fire and with my bed just inches away there's no way I would have gotten out. As it was I was able to get the guy next door who took care of it for me.
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@eaforeman6 (8983)
• United States
21 Jan 07
That is an awesome story. Pets are always so giving, they really are appreciative and so loyal. I am so glad that kittty was able to save that family.
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@rsmith512 (1561)
• United States
1 Feb 07
Don't get me wrong, cats are appreciative and loyal. But, I think that they can be selfish and a scardy cat at times. And, this Brave Kitty was not!! Dogs, are loyal and appreciative also. And, they also save people in fires!! I think everyone should just appreciate pets more than just 'pets'. They are our protective friends!! :DD
@diansinta (7552)
• Indonesia
21 Jan 07
kitty - kitty cat in the garden
i like your story. and i know any cat will do something like that. i thing they are animal who can say thanks to the owner. beside the are warm and cute. i like to play with cat.
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21 Jan 07
Wow, this is an amazing story and for people who own cats, i do not think it is that much of a shock. Ive had a cat for about 13 years now and I can tell you that cats are unlike any other animals. They connection they have with their owners is unbelievable. They may walk around like they own the place, but they are truly animals capable of thinking, and loving.
@fast4ward (228)
• Canada
20 Jan 07
hurray for the brave kitties!
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@Pekachu (1114)
• United States
20 Jan 07
yes rescue pets are very loyal i had a rescue dog that barked and barked one nite he wouldnt stop i got up to see what was up and he was barking and looking out the window thats when i smelled gas i called gas company they arrived and the neighbors down stairs had fallen asleep with the gas stove burner on the house was filled with gas it could have gone up if ssomeone came in with a smoke needless to say he saved all our lives that nite he has passed but we get rescue pets always
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@Polly1 (12650)
• United States
20 Jan 07
Thanks for the story, I love hearing stories like that. I used to work for a company that cleaned up after Fires. There were several fires, where the home owners were alerted to the fire by their pets, cats as well as dogs.
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@villageanne (8555)
• United States
20 Jan 07
I too love these kinds of stories. Thank goodness they adoped the kitty. It will be appreciated for the rest of its life.
@ladybear (128)
• Denmark
20 Jan 07
What a great story. Thank you for sharing it with os, and the best part is that it is true. It just goes to show that cats do know who their owners are and do care for them. And I must say the daughter did a good job in picking a good cat. I am a strong beliver in that the best animals are the ones that you get from shelters;-)
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@lauriefnp (5112)
• United States
20 Jan 07
I love to hear stories like this one. And finally a story of a cat doing the rescuing instead of a dog! Thanks to Tigger for making the felines proud! Animals really are amazingly protective of their owners, aren't they? The problem with cats, at least with mine, is that he wakes me up so often with "false alarms", like if he just wants to play or be a pain in the neck, that I hope I would take him seriously if it were legitimate!
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@missyd79 (3441)
• United States
20 Jan 07
that is such a cute story, i hope my kitties would so that for me and i am glad that the kitty got out as well
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@rainbow (6763)
20 Jan 07
Awwwww, what a lovely story, it reminds us that ou pets love us as muh as we love them, thanks for sharing this with everyone.
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@ayris77 (1304)
• Malaysia
11 Aug 07
How great that small Kitty!I'm also like my cats can make as good as Tigger can do!
• Brazil
11 Aug 07
What a great story! It's not the first time I've heard an animal saved a family, that's so great :)
@LittleMel (14055)
• Canada
14 Jul 07
I was relieved when it was mentioned that the cat was also safe from fire. I mean in times of trouble and panic, people will save themselves and forget about their pets whereabouts. I'm so glad that Tigger made its way out of the house too.
@brendakaya (2335)
• United States
14 Jul 07
That's such a great story. That's just more proof that pets are beneficial to our lives.
@manmaxman (850)
• India
6 Feb 07
kitty is become dangirous in case of saving there flamily
• United States
1 Feb 07
It is incredible how some pets can do such feats. How do they know. It boggles the mind sometimes to think of it.