In a dramatic video, a man saves his dog from their burning home in Southern California.
This story starts out with a little bit of tragedy, which is probably to be expected. Jose Guzman recently moved to a new home in Pala, California, with his fiance Adriana, three children, and a two-year-old pit bull named Gabanna. Last Sunday, Guzman left his beloved dog at home as he and the rest of his family went over to his parent’s house for a barbecue.
There, he heard that a fire had broken out in his neighborhood. He didn’t think it was his home, but just to be safe, Guzman got in his car and went back to check. What he saw when he arrived was a blazing inferno that had consumed his home. The fire had started at his neighbor’s house, according to Guzman, and had since spread to his house as well.
Guzman knew that his dog Gabanna was still inside the house. Without thinking about the consequences, he ignored the outraged shouts from the firefighters battling the blaze and dove into his burning home.
“I knew something could’ve happened to me or both of us, but it didn’t go through my mind at the time,” Guzman told People. “That dog is part of my family. She’s been with us through downs and ups and I couldn’t leave her there."
He added, "I would do it again if I had to; I would do it for anybody in my family.”
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Gabanna is one smart cookie. Guzman found her in the bathroom -the only part of the house not on fire- huddled behind the toilet. He grabbed her and together they ran back outside.
But, this daring rescue was not without its injuries. Guzman suffered second-degree burns to his arms, face, and side. Gabanna had burns to her nose and paws, but both are expected to make a full recovery.
Unfortunately, Guzman’s house and two cars are up in smoke. He and his family are currently living with his sister, Roxana Martinez, who set up a GoFundMe to help get them back on their feet.