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Dog Rushes Into Burning Ukraine Home To Save Helpless Kitten

Written by: Molly Weinfurter
Molly Weinfurter is a writer for iHeartDogs, and she’s passionate about helping animals in need. She volunteers for Bailing Out Benji and a local dog rescue.Read more
| Published on March 27, 2023

For some reason, people often assume that cats and dogs are enemies. Sure, some dogs and cats might not get along, but others can become best friends. Some dogs would even risk their lives to save a feline.

A few years ago, an explosion occurred in a defense industry building near Donetsk City, Ukraine. Fire and smoke spread to nearby areas, putting lots of people at risk. As people rushed out of burning buildings, they made sure all their beloved family members were with them. But sadly, some pets got left behind in the chaos.

Kitten saved from fire

Innocent Kitten Left Behind

The explosion caused smoke to carry for miles, damaging nearby buildings. Many people had to flee their homes, including a man and his dog, whose house caught on fire. The dog was unleashed after escaping the house, but his human wasn’t worried since the dog isn’t a flight risk.

The dog waited patiently in his front yard for a few moments, but then he realized something wasn’t right. To his owner’s surprise, the dog darted back toward the house even though the flames kept growing.

House on fire

As the dog ran off, his owner called for him in a panic. Yet, the normally obedient dog refused to listen to his human’s commands. He knew there was something more important for him to do. Before anyone could stop him, the dog disappeared into the burning home without looking back. That’s when his human realized that there was another furry friend inside who might not have made it out safely.

Dog Frees His Best Friend From the Flames

The dog’s owner and all his neighbors held their breath as the dog entered the fire. The odds didn’t seem to be in the dog’s favor, but no one wanted to admit it.

Dog holding kitten

However, after what felt like the longest moments of the owner’s life, the dog emerged from the house fire with a tiny fluff ball in his jaws. The dog had gently picked up a kitten from the burning home and carried him to safety. It’s unclear how the dog and kitten know each other, but since they came from the same house, they’re likely family.

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That tiny kitten is so lucky to have a brave dog looking out for him. If that dog hadn’t risked his life, the house might’ve burned down with the kitten inside before help arrived. The dog faced grave danger to ensure that his tiny best friend survived. He’s a hero!

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