START A PETITION 27,000,000 members: the world's largest community for good

Pit Bull Rescues Owner from Fire

Pit Bull Rescues Owner from Fire

A New York woman narrowly escaped a house fire this weekend, and she says all the credit goes to her pit bull, Cain.

On Friday, Long Island resident Jackie Bonasera was drying her hair in an upstairs bathroom when she was alerted to trouble by Cain’s frantic barking.

Bonasera went downstairs and discovered her house was on fire. The flames had spread from the front to the back of the home, and had begun engulfing the garage.

Panicked, she ran outside — without Cain, who was still trapped in the house.

“I ran out of the house and my neighbors came running over, and then I thought about the dog — I’m like, ‘He saved my life, I have to save his,’” says Bonasera. ”So I just put my robe over my face and I ran back in and I grabbed the dog and then I stood out here and I watched my house burn.”

Bonasera is certain she would have been trapped upstairs in the burning home if not for Cain’s warnings. And not only is the dog her personal hero, but Bonasera’s daughter, Alexus Stallworth, says Cain is now “the town hero.”

“He’s a pit bull, too. They have such bad reps, but he’s such a good boy,” said Stallworth, who captured a video of the blaze on her phone.

Bonasera is probably correct that she would not have survived the incident without Cain’s help. The fire was so intense, 70 firefighters were required to put it out.

In this case, dog really is woman’s best friend.

10+ Things You Never Knew About Pit Bulls
63 Pit Bulls Found At Triple Murder Scene
Pit Bull Sharky & Baby Chick (Video)

Read more: Dogs, Humor & Inspiration, Pets, , ,

By China Despain

have you shared this story yet?

go ahead, give it a little love

Kara, selected from ecorazzi

Ecorazzi has been providing the latest in green gossip since August 2006. The environment is serious stuff. The same goes for animal rights and humanitarian issues. But that doesn't mean that it needs to be complex and boring! Ecorazzi takes the latest in celebrity gossip and entertainment news and filters out all of the fluff. What's left are fun and interesting stories that you want to hear about, without the guilt.


+ add your own
4:19AM PDT on Jun 29, 2013

thanks for sharing :)

6:18AM PDT on Jun 12, 2013

YAY! I'm so glad he wasn't left behind! What a good boy!

6:45AM PDT on May 27, 2013

Thank you Kara, for Sharing this!

9:17PM PDT on May 26, 2013

Here's Bonasera's chance to take center stage with Cain to help change the way others view pit bulls. I am sure with loving owners, proper care and training any pit bull can be a match to Cain.

3:12PM PDT on May 25, 2013

The kindness of animals.

3:28AM PDT on May 25, 2013


8:00PM PDT on May 24, 2013

I cannot believe she almost forgot the dog after it saved her life. I am so glad she went back in after him. Dogs will put their lives in danger to save the ones they love.

12:24PM PDT on May 24, 2013

Sweet and intelligent dog! God bless!

12:24PM PDT on May 24, 2013

A true hero!

8:33AM PDT on May 24, 2013

Dogs are the most loyal friends we can get.

add your comment

Disclaimer: The views expressed above are solely those of the author and may not reflect those of
Care2, Inc., its employees or advertisers.

people are talking

Whenever you diet it is very important to consider Weight Loss slowly and make an effort to eliminat…

I would have loved to watch this, but this site has become disabled by all the moving ads they've ta…

All manufacturers lie .... they have an intense love of chemicals. I do check the ingredients

I've had small and large breed dogs and all have been good dogs. I don't understand why people have…

We call our dog half Labrador/half Beaver. It's like a saw mill on our back veranda at times. Tho …


Select names from your address book   |   Help

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.