The dog Nero died like a hero, saving the owners’ 8-month-old daughter from the fire. A baby girl named Jen and her family live in Cleveland. That evening, the woman literally left the house for a minute and went to get her things to the car. When she was walking back, she saw that her house was on fire.
“I heard my daughter crying, but I couldn’t go to her,” the woman says.
“I couldn’t do anything to save my child. Neighbors knocked out windows and doors, but no one could get to Jen.”
Trying to get into the house to the child, the woman cut her hands badly. Severe burns appeared on them. Neither mom nor the neighbors managed to enter the house. Only after the firefighters arrived at the scene, they were able to overcome the fire and get into the building.
When the rescuers were in the nursery, they realized that the baby was alive. The situation would have been very different if it hadn’t been for a dog named Nero. The animal covered the baby and stayed with her until his last breath. The dog could have run away from the burning house, but he chose to stay with the child.
Jen survived a massive fire. But doctors diagnosed only 10% of burns on the body. After all, the rest of her body was covered by Nero and saved from the fire. Rescuers unanimously assure that the child was saved by the dedication of the animal.
Jen was taken to the hospital, but there is no threat to her life.