If your cat bites you in the middle of the night, you might assume it was just being annoying. Cats tend to bother their owners when they’re hungry, bored, or angry, so for many people it wouldn’t be surprising if their cat woke them up.
Sometimes, though, it’s worth it to give our cats more credit after all, they are pretty clever creatures.
Many animals have strong instincts and can tell when something is wrong, like
this cat who saved his entire family from carbon monoxide poisoning. Cats also have heightened senses and are more aware of their surroundings than their human owners.
That’s why, when this cat bithis sleeping owner on the arm at 3:30 in the morning, she knew something was seriously wrong.
After waking up to her cat biting her, this mom realized her cat had just saved her and her family from imminent danger: a house fire.
When her cat bit her on the arm at 3:30 in the morning, this woman knew something was seriously wrong.
It wasn’t until her cat woke her up that she smelled smoke and realized her house was on fire.
The mom feared for her own life, as well as that of her husband and two children, so shewoke up her family and got them all outside.
Once they were outside, the mother called the fire department.
Because of the cat’s actions, the entire family was able to safely make it out of the house before the fire took over.
When the firefighters arrived, they were successfully able to extinguish the fire.
They also saved another cat that was still in the house.
County of Grande Prairie FireChief Trevor Grant told the Edmonton Journal, “It’s pretty interesting to see that it was the cat that did alert them that there was an issue.”
He later told BuzzFeed that the family “was pretty happy with their cat,” which is probably a huge understatement.
There were no reports of injuries after the fire, and the fire department is still investigating what caused the fire in the first place.
For now, the lucky family and their incredible cat are staying elsewhere.
Do you think your cat would save you if something like this happened? Let us know in the comments!
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