Would you risk your own life to save your pet dog or cat from a house fire?

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  1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image88
    mistyhorizon2003posted 11 years ago

    Would you risk your own life to save your pet dog or cat from a house fire?

    I know I would in a heart beat, but wonder just how many other people would do this too.

  2. Dubuquedogtrainer profile image59
    Dubuquedogtrainerposted 11 years ago

    Absolutely. I would try to be as safe as possible but I wouldn't think twice about rescuing an animal, even if it wasn't my own.

  3. JKenny profile image90
    JKennyposted 11 years ago

    For me, my dog is like a member of the family. So I wouldn't hesitate; I couldn't imagine life without her.

  4. katkin profile image60
    katkinposted 11 years ago

    Absolutely,definately yes! I could not imagine being without her and as she is a member of our family she deserves to be rescued.

  5. duffsmom profile image59
    duffsmomposted 11 years ago

    It would be like my kids being trapped, I would have to do whatever I could to get them out.

  6. CAGreenholdt profile image61
    CAGreenholdtposted 11 years ago

    My dog just went ape crazy barking at a guy who opened the fence to the backyard.  And I have only had the rascal for two days.  Yes, I would run into a burning building to save him just as he would for me.

  7. Seeker7 profile image81
    Seeker7posted 11 years ago

    Hi Misty - again - what great questions your asking! LOL! Anyway my basic answer to this question is a definate 'Yes'! I know all the arguments against it and this is probably correct. But I know me and there is no way I could stand by and let any of my dogs be harmed, I would have to go in to get them out.

  8. Amy Becherer profile image67
    Amy Bechererposted 11 years ago

    I live in an apartment since my divorce.  As it's smaller than the home I formerly lived in, it is relatively easy to find my Scottish Terrier, usually within eyeshot of me.  I have working smoke detectors, so provided I was home, the first thing I would do in the event of a fire, would be to grab MacGregor and get out.  My purse is by the door, so I could probably grab that, too, but, if not, the only real concern I have is the well-being of my sweet, loyal, loving, little man, Mac.

    Thank you for your question as you reminded me to get a spare key made for my neighbor.  Bill, who is home nearly all the time and loves MacGregor, too, said he would be happy to keep a spare key to ensure Mac's safety if I was away.

  9. Reds Sweets profile image60
    Reds Sweetsposted 11 years ago

    My dogs and my children are my world.  I would be devastated if anything happened to them.  I will admit, my children would be my first priority, but after I got them out of the house safely, I would go back in to get my dogs.  Even if it meant carrying their  100-200lb butts out over my shoulder.

  10. mattforte profile image87
    mattforteposted 11 years ago

    I would be more likely to save a dog from a house fire (my dog or a stranger) than a human being any day. If it were a human, I'd probably weigh my odds of both of us living vs both of us dying...I'm a small bit disconnected like that.
    A dog however - they don't really understand things. And they are so good to people. I'd jump in in a heartbeat.

    My car actually caught fire once...a cable shorted itself on the starter. I ran to get some water...then I realized my dog was in my car. I ran back to unlock the car (I'd locked it and gotten out to check the engine when it died - I didn't know about the fire until after I was looking under the hood) and get my dog out - knowing it was entirely possible the car could explode as I did this. Not nearly as death defying as a burning house - but I put the dog's life before mine and always will.

  11. msjapples profile image59
    msjapplesposted 11 years ago

    Yes, I would rescue my dog just as I would any member of my family.

  12. ananceleste profile image62
    anancelesteposted 11 years ago

    I can speak for all my family, ABSOLUTELY ! The baby( the dog) has to be safe.

  13. Doc Wordinger profile image93
    Doc Wordingerposted 11 years ago

    I see you live in the Channel Islands Mistyhorizon so you might have come across this news story already, but just in case you haven't, here it is:

    http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/ne … ealed.html

    I think it's pretty relevant to your question.

  14. bdegiulio profile image96
    bdegiulioposted 11 years ago

    Absolutely.  She is a member of our family.  I would not hesitate to rush into a burning building to save her.

  15. moonfairy profile image75
    moonfairyposted 11 years ago

    Without a doubt....even if he is a knucklehead...lol. Seriously..yes. If I knew he was in any kind of danger I would risk my life to save him.

  16. Gemini Fox profile image84
    Gemini Foxposted 11 years ago

    Absolutely! And it's nice to see how many others would too - and sad to think that there are some out there who wouldn't.

  17. Sandyspider profile image75
    Sandyspiderposted 11 years ago

    My pet is part of the family. There is no way I would leave without my pet.

  18. profile image0
    mcals71posted 11 years ago

    Yes!! That's why I don't even start the drier when I leave the house, just in case... My cats are my little buddies and I treat them with love and respect, just as if they were children. They trust me to take good care of them, and I will never betray their trust.

  19. Dear God profile image60
    Dear Godposted 11 years ago

    Yes, my pets are members of my family.  I would not be able to live with myself if I just left them in harms way.  I would certainly hope that I never have to make a decision to leave one behind.

  20. renee21 profile image78
    renee21posted 11 years ago

    No.  I would never risk my life for a pet.  I would definitely miss the pet, but pets don't have a soul.  I can replace it.  I would try to get it out with me, but I would not try so hard as to put my own life at risk.


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