Most pet owners think that cats and dogs can’t – or won’t – get along. Let me introduce the adorable Jack Russel mix, Leo. He risked his life to save four tiny kittens from a burning house in Melbourne, Australia. Leo is a certified hero dog. He lived with one other dog, and four kittens when one night a fire started in their home. Flames began filling the house, smoke everywhere.
Leo, the hero dog, saves the day
Thankfully, the family and one dog escaped the fire. However, Leo wouldn’t leave the tiny babies in the burning house. He stayed to protect them. When fire fighters arrived on the scene they found Leo unconscious on the floor. One fire fighter picked the brave dog up and noticed a kitten laying underneath him. Because of all the smoke in the room, the little dog was losing oxygen quickly.
He managed to keep the kittens safe before firefighters found them. Unfortunately, Leo suffered from smoke inhalation and was quickly rushed outside and given oxygen.
“Leo wouldn’t leave the kittens, which nearly cost him his life. Luckily, firefighters found him very early, applied oxygen and got Leo back around,” said Ken Brown of the Metropolitan Fire Brigade.
Thankfully, this hero was given a clean bill of health after being checked out.
Everyone safe and sound
Leo was reunited with the kittens after being cleaned off. He greeted them with kisses.
He started that day as your average house pet, a cute little pup. By the time everything was over Leo was a hero dog, a brave soul ready to save his family. He was able to survive a burning building and make sure the kittens would live as well.
Leo is an inspiration to everyone and we think he deserves a great big treat! To see his bravery, check out the video below.
Image via screencapture from YouTube video