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Pit bull saves deaf boy from fire at Indianapolis home
WHAS11.com ^ | July 17, 2014 | by Justin L. Mack

Posted on 07/17/2014 1:53:54 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s

(INDAYSTAR) -- A 2-year-old male pit bull named Ace was being hailed as a hero Wednesday afternoon, after waking his deaf owner during a devastating house fire on the Southeastside.

At 1:11 p.m., Indianapolis firefighters were called to fight a fire at a home in the 6400 block of Perry Pines Court, officials said. Upon their arrival, flames were shooting from the garage.

Officials said Nick Lamb, 13, who is deaf, was sleeping in the house at the time. Ace was able to alert Nick and awaken him by licking his face.

"He was thankful that Ace entered his room and licked his face until he woke up," Indianapolis Fire Department Capt. Rita Reith said in a news release. "The boy quickly covered his nose and mouth with his T-shirt and exited the rear of the house."

Lamb said he was taught at school about covering his face and finding the nearest exit. Without his shoes but with Ace by his side, he darted out of the back door before calling his mother and 911.

"I couldn't hear anything because I had my cochlear implants off. ... My dog Ace smelled it," Lamb said. "I just wanted to get out."

The fire-blackened home had $175,000 in damage. But Ace and Lamb made it out safely. No one else was home when the fire started.

Lindsay Bernard, Lamb's mother, says she rushed home from work after getting the call. Her mind was racing throughout the trip.

"I went into a little bit of a panic," she said. "When I got here ... the streets were covered. It was mainly just panic and chaos."

Reith added that the family's black cat named Pixie was located by a firefighter inside the home and appears to be OK.

Bernard said Pixie inhaled a bit of smoke, and will be spending the night at the vet.

"(Lamb) told firefighters that this was the first summer he was old enough to stay home alone and was excited to have reached that milestone," Reith said. "He had just returned from summer camp on Sunday."

The cause of the fire remains under investigation, Reith said. The homeowners believe that it was electrical and originated in the garage.


TOPICS: Local News; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: doggieping; dogs; pitbull
Har har har har
1 posted on 07/17/2014 1:53:54 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s
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To: ChildOfThe60s

A story about a pit bull licking a Lamb is not usually expected to end so well!


2 posted on 07/17/2014 1:59:50 PM PDT by the_Watchman
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To: ChildOfThe60s

...and THEN he got mauled...

For some reason, it reminds me of that old joke about a three-legged pig...:)


3 posted on 07/17/2014 2:06:25 PM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by it"s weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

What a sweet story.

Too bad the article failed to mention that the very next day the pit chewed off the little boy’s arm in a savage and unprovoked attack.

/kidding.


4 posted on 07/17/2014 2:06:38 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

ROFL


5 posted on 07/17/2014 2:09:33 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: ChildOfThe60s

Why let a perfectly good meal burn up?


6 posted on 07/17/2014 2:11:07 PM PDT by fwdude (The last time the GOP ran an "extremist," Reagan won 44 states.)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

ACE is an ACE
7 posted on 07/17/2014 2:12:06 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: BigEdLB

What a good boy! Look at that grin.


8 posted on 07/17/2014 2:13:32 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: CatherineofAragon

Look at that tongue. Licked the kids face. Plenty of tongue for that!


9 posted on 07/17/2014 2:18:54 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: BigEdLB

LOL, yep


10 posted on 07/17/2014 2:21:09 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: ChildOfThe60s
Ace was able to alert Nick and awaken him by licking his face.

You can accomplish the same thing with the right kitty.
11 posted on 07/17/2014 2:48:55 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("If you're litigating against nuns, you've probably done something wrong."-Ted Cruz)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

Our Jack Russel Bobo did the same thing a few years ago. A floor plug shorted out in the den, under the sofa. It was shooting sparks and set the underside of the sofa on fire. Bobo ran back and forth from the den to the bedroom, where Mr D was in bed reading. He finally got up to see what he was barking about. Just in time too, the sofa was already on fire.


12 posted on 07/17/2014 2:53:57 PM PDT by Ditter
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13 posted on 07/17/2014 4:16:43 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: BigEdLB

What a sweetie!


14 posted on 07/17/2014 4:20:40 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: rlmorel

I’m more surprised that one of responding LEOs didn’t shoot the dog because they were threatened...


15 posted on 07/17/2014 4:27:09 PM PDT by shotgun
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To: shotgun

I’m surprised by the stupid ass comments on this thread.
Dog saves the kid and gets vitriol for his trouble.


16 posted on 07/17/2014 5:41:45 PM PDT by Salamander (He ain't heavy, he's my Boa.)
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To: BigEdLB

Good boy! I’d say Ace deserves a juicy steak (properly cut up) for that rescue!


17 posted on 07/17/2014 5:50:11 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: BigEdLB

Good doggie, Ace.


18 posted on 07/17/2014 6:35:54 PM PDT by Wicket (1 Peter 3:15 , Romans 5:5-8)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

19 posted on 07/17/2014 6:39:29 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Salamander

I think most of the posters are tongue in cheek and having fun. I don’t see anyone being really mean to the dog.


20 posted on 07/17/2014 6:49:56 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: Salamander
I’m surprised by the stupid ass comments on this thread.

I'm not.

21 posted on 07/17/2014 6:50:59 PM PDT by Eaker (Dogs love to be hugged! Rescue and Hug One Today.)
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To: Eaker

I think this thread has divested me of my remaining shred of optimism.


22 posted on 07/17/2014 7:37:34 PM PDT by Salamander (He ain't heavy, he's my Boa.)
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To: Salamander

Love my pitties. Best dogs I’ve ever owned. My Bella girl smiles like that all the time.


23 posted on 07/18/2014 9:50:39 PM PDT by Lil Flower (American by birth. Southern by the Grace of God! ROLL TIDE!!)
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To: Eaker; Salamander

Haters gonna hate.


24 posted on 07/18/2014 9:53:35 PM PDT by Lil Flower (American by birth. Southern by the Grace of God! ROLL TIDE!!)
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To: Salamander
I think this thread has divested me of my remaining shred of optimism.

I have this stored in my mind for times like that...

There is great evil and hate in some people,
but it is countered by great compassion and love in others.
This image reveals both.

25 posted on 07/18/2014 10:16:27 PM PDT by kanawa
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