It was a tough day in Michigan for one family recently. It started with a devastating house fire that tore through the home, destroying the property and its contents. The owners of the home were not home at the time, but an individual driving by the home reported the incident by calling 911. Unfortunately, the family dog and their two cats were inside the house when the fire broke out. The pets were trapped inside during the blaze and miraculously, the dog survived the incident. It was believed, at the time, that the family’s two cats had perished in the home fire.
Firefighters from South Haven Area Emergency Services (also known as SHAES) responded to the fire in the home one early morning in March, 2017. While searching the home for occupants, the firefighters found the family’s dog semi-conscious. The family dog, named Chloe, nearly died in the devastating fire. Firefighters found her lying on the home’s bathroom floor and were miraculously able to revive her with oxygen. She was then rushed to a local veterinarian for further treatment that helped her back to health. Sadly, the family’s two cats were believed to have perished in the fire.
However, it turns out that just was not the case. You see, the firefighters were never able to find the family’s second cat in the home. So when the family went back to the burned out home two months after the blaze, they brought their dog Chloe with them. The dog began sniffing around the home and found something quite amazing: the family’s missing cat Ringer. It seems the cat was caught under the floorboards of the home during the fire, which saved her life during the blaze. However, she was unable to escape from her hiding spot during that time. That is, until Chloe used her nose to sniff the cat out and reunite the family yet again.