“Leo the Lion-hearted” saves…
Leo Saves four kittens
On 27 October 2008, an Australian family of 7 were seen to be running away from a burning house with a dog… while their other dog refused to leave.
The dog was a Jack Russell Cross named “Leo” who remained in the burning Melbourne house. The family didn’t have a fire alarm installed, but was warned by a stranger who saw that the front of their house was engulfed in flames.
When the fire brigade arrived, a fireman rushed into the house thinking that there was still a person missing. The children were also screaming for their pets to be saved. The fireman dodged fallen power lines to enter a house filled with thick black smoke. When he entered the house, he saw Leo the Jack Russell guarding a box of 4 kittens!!
The mother of the litter of kittens was no where to be found… however, Leo laid unconscious and not breathing next to the them. Luckily, they were all removed from the house, although suffering from smoke inhalation. The firemen attempted to revive Leo with an oxygen mask and heart massages… and they successfully managed to!
Leo made no distinctions between who should or should not be saved. He knew that the kittens were helpless and he remained loyally next to them… even if it meant losing his life. Without him, the fireman’s attention would never have been drawn towards the 4 kittens who were in a closed box.
Do watch the video of the Jack Russell cross who is a civic hero. The firemen have given him a newly earned nickname “Smoky” hehe.
Or view the video on the server at: http://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/Dog-Saves-Four-Kittens.flv