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Hero Dog Dies In Fire After Saving The Human Family Who Owned It

Jeff Katz
September 19, 2019 - 2:13 pm

A Florida man was woken up at around 2 a.m. to the sound of his fire alarm going off before it quickly became engulfed by the fire that was spreading through his home, Fox 13 Tampa Bay reports. That was when his dog, Zippy, began barking loudly going from room to room to warn the others in the house.

Leroy Butler and his family were able to escape the fire thanks to the warning from Zippy, a Jack Russell Terrier. However, when Butler tried to go back in for him, it was too late. Zippy died in the fire, but not before saving his family.