View Full Version : Dog saves owner from fire, dies trying to rescue

10-18-2006, 10:05 AM
...cat who atarted the fire ! lol

ELKHART LAKE, Wisconsin (AP) -- After a disabled woman's cat started a house fire, her specially trained dog came to the rescue, then died trying unsuccessfully to rescue the cat.

Jamie Hanson said her 13-year-old dog Jesse brought her artificial leg and a phone she used to call 911.

"She got me outside and then she heard the cat upstairs and she went up there to get the cat, and she wouldn't come back to me," Hanson, 49, said at a news conference Monday at Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center, where she was being treated for her injuries.

She received third-degree arm burns in the fire Sunday night at her home in Rhine, south of Elkhart Lake. Both pets died.

Hanson, who lost a leg in a car accident three years ago, said she was on the couch watching television when the cat ran over the back of the couch.

"And he jumped onto a table that had a candle on it and tipped it over and lighted the artificial plants on fire," she said.

Hanson said she fell off the couch and was unable to get her artificial leg from the table, "so my dog got my leg for me and went and got the phone and brought the phone to me so I could call 911."

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10-18-2006, 11:52 AM
The good news is the open gallon of wine was not destroyed /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Fran Crimi
10-18-2006, 12:04 PM
That's terribly sad.

10-18-2006, 12:28 PM
Fran,this story is a scam,I don't believe a word of it. Who watches T.V. by candle light. What dog knows the 911 number,and a phone is necessary. How does the dog get the woman out side,and why,when her leg was on the table,near her. Next this dog must be large,and have a life expecency less than thirteen years. Despite all the dog runs up stairs to save the cat,and is never seen again. I think the woman started the fire, and her insurance would not pay off if her negligence contributed to the fire. /ccboard/images/graemlins/wink.gif