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Pawsome hero Lyosha the cat saves sleeping owner from fire in Chelyabinsk

Russian Federation, Chelyabinsk
February 12, 2020 at 10:02 GMT +00:00 · Published

Lyosha the cat saved his sleeping owner Dina Matushkina’s life by waking her up after a fire broke out at the pensioner’s flat in Chelyabinsk in the early hours of Monday.

As Matuskina’s electric stove and fridge caught fire, Lyosha bit his owner on the neck and meowed loudly to alert her.

After waking up, the woman saw the flat was filled with thick black smoke and promptly called the emergency services, who arrived just minutes later and extinguished the blaze.

“First responders were asking me if I needed an ambulance but I refused and said ‘I don’t need an ambulance, Lyosha is safe’. And they said ‘He saved you’".

The incident occurred just a day before the pensioner’s 79th birthday. Thanks to Lyosha, she celebrated her birthday together with him, grateful to be alive and healthy.

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Lyosha the cat saved his sleeping owner Dina Matushkina’s life by waking her up after a fire broke out at the pensioner’s flat in Chelyabinsk in the early hours of Monday.

As Matuskina’s electric stove and fridge caught fire, Lyosha bit his owner on the neck and meowed loudly to alert her.

After waking up, the woman saw the flat was filled with thick black smoke and promptly called the emergency services, who arrived just minutes later and extinguished the blaze.

“First responders were asking me if I needed an ambulance but I refused and said ‘I don’t need an ambulance, Lyosha is safe’. And they said ‘He saved you’".

The incident occurred just a day before the pensioner’s 79th birthday. Thanks to Lyosha, she celebrated her birthday together with him, grateful to be alive and healthy.

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