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Wisconsin Rottweiler Saves Family From Burning House

Way to go Zeus!!!! Thanks to Boston.com for this heroic news! Dog alerts Wis. family to house fire GRESHAM, Wis. --A Rottweiler awoke a mother...

Joy  |  Dec 14th 2006


Way to go Zeus!!!!

Thanks to Boston.com for this heroic news!

Dog alerts Wis. family to house fire

GRESHAM, Wis. –A Rottweiler awoke a mother in time to grab her two young sons and escape from their burning house over the weekend in eastern Wisconsin, according to sheriff’s officials.

The 150-pound dog, named Zeus, awoke Jennifer Brusoe at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday at their rented house, according to a Shawano County sheriff’s officials.

Brusoe grabbed her two sons, ages 5 and 6, and escaped. One of the children was injured from a piece of falling ceiling, but his injuries were not life threatening, Deputy Jesse Sperberg said in a news release.

“She said the whole ceiling was in flames,” sheriff’s Sgt. Staber Cook said. “She grabbed the children as the ceiling collapsed in the bedrooms.”

The Rottweiler and a family cat escaped and were picked up by a neighbor.

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