Scott Dunn, a Cobb County man, credited his dog for saving his life in a house fire late Monday.
Dunn told CBS Affiliate WGCL of Georgia, that he had fallen asleep on the couch in his living room. “And the next thing I know he was pawing at me, barking and scratching, and I woke up and I couldn’t see anything,” he stated, fighting back tears.
Dunn could hardly breathe. He grabbed his dog, Duncan, by the collar and as he opened the door, “the flames just went everywhere.”
As Dunn reached for the keys to his truck, he realized the collar had slipped of of Duncan. “He wouldn’t come. I think he was just as scared as I was.”
Reports said firefighters later found the dogs body curled up on his owners bed.
“He saved my life, but I couldn’t return the favor. It was too hot in there” sobbed Dunn.
Cobb County Fire Department Lt. Mike Bell stated that the house was at a complete loss. Investigators are trying to determine the cause of the fire.