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Pit bull who saved family during fire called hero

A dog who rescued his owners by barking during a fire has been reunited with his family and is recovering from burns.
A dog who rescued his owners by barking during a fire has been reunited with his family and is recovering from burns.
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Updated: 10/13/2013 12:30 pm
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- A dog who rescued his owners by barking during a fire has been reunited with his family and is recovering from burns.

The Gainesville Sun reports that Onyx was treated at the University of Florida Small Animal Hospital following the Sept. 26 fire in Tallahassee.

Because the family didn't have the money for Onyx' treatment, staff at the Northwood Animal Hospital in Tallahassee started a Facebook campaign to raise money. He suffered burns to his ears, skin and eyes and still needs treatment.

Onyx, a nine-month-old pit bull, barked and woke his owners during the blaze. Trevor Myres found his dog on fire and extinguished the flames with a garden hose.

This week, Myers picked Onyx up from the Gainesville animal hospital and called him a hero.

(Copyright The Associated Press)
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Lulu2013 - 10/14/2013 6:50 PM
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Good pup, doing what dogs do, love and protect their owners. My Sally was a pit and died from a stroke at 16 years old. She was the best dog I ever had and was ugly once, when someone tried to break into our home. Shame on you who think this breed is ugly. Ugly only belongs to the humans who hurt them.

imtellin - 10/14/2013 9:09 AM
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nice story,, simply saving them for a later meal...

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Gunny48 - 10/13/2013 1:00 PM
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Poor thing. Blessed be the ones who cared for him!
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