Pitt Bulls most often are thought of as vicious dogfighters and not chosen easily as family pets. Sadly, this labeling does not help. More often than not, it is the owner of the dog that depicts the animal’s behavior. Sometimes we think a story is so amazing it’s worth retelling, and this one is exactly that. Get ready for a touching story about a pit bull terrier that will melt your heart.
Sasha the Pit Bull hero
Back in 2018, what could have been a horrific outcome was changed by Sasha the Pitbull who saved the family’s 7-month-old daughter. A fire broke out in the complex they lived at in Stockton, California and Sasha their pet Pit Bull who was outside that evening, woke up Nana Chaichanhda alerting her to the danger by banging on the back door.
“I open it and she runs in and starts barking at me like crazy and I was like, ‘OK, this is weird. This is not like her,’” Chaichanhda said. Upon seeing the flames mounting and destroying a part of the complex Chaichanhda decided to evacuate with her 7-month-old daughter. When she went to her daughter’s room, the Pit Bull Sasha was already there pulling her daughter off the bed trying to save her.
“She had already had my baby by the diaper and was dragging her off the bed. I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, what are you doing?’ It meant a lot. I owe her everything. If it wasn’t for her, I would have still been in bed and things could have taken a worse turn.”Nana Chaichanhda
Other animals who are heroes too
Sasha the Pitt Bull isn’t the only hero out there either. There have been many other animals who’ve stepped up to the plate to be heroes.
The parrot who saved a baby
Willie, a Quaker parrot that is known to be highly intelligent and very talkative, made the news in 2006 when he alerted the babysitter of 2-year old Hannah, who began to choke on her cereal. Willie repeatedly shrieked, “Mama! Baby! Mama! Baby!” Luckily the babysitter could do the Heimlich maneuver and dislodge the article that Hannah was choking on. Strangely, Willie had never uttered those words together before and hasn’t since.
The gorilla who saved a toddler
In 1996, 8-year-old Binti Jua, a gorilla, made the news when she rescued a 3-year-old boy who accidentally fell into her enclosure. At the time, Binti Jua had her 17-month-old baby on her back. When she picked up the boy, she moved him away from the other animals.
The elephant who stopped for a child
A far cry in size from a Pit Bull, an elephant in mid-charge, was stopped in his tracks when he came across a crying child. This happened in Olgara Village, West Bengal, India, where elephants are worshipped by the Hindu. One can think that perhaps the cries of the child lead a compassionate response by the elephant, who then gently removed some of the debris off the child and walked calmly away.
Toby the Golden Retriever
Golden Retrievers are far more appealing to the masses than Pit Bulls and this dog, Toby saved his owner who was choking on a piece of apple. Toby realized something was wrong with his owner Debbie, and somehow worked out that jumping on her back would help dislodge the apple and stop the choking!
From a whale lifting drowning people up out of the water, to a pig that stopped traffic to get rescuers to her owner who was having a heart attack, and then a bear saving a hiker from a mountain lion attack. A message perhaps to not judge dogs such as a Pit Bull as a vicious animal. There is so much we don’t know about all animals and how they can sense what to do in times of need.