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Old 01-06-2015, 06:08 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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I can understand the panic this man had and his only reaction was to fight back when being restrained. Too often we hear about people getting out safely only to run back in to save a pet or another family member and then they lose their life as well.
Maybe some kind of fine--I would gladly donate to this cause. Or community service but not a criminal charge in this case.

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Old 01-06-2015, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Canada
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Right now, I feel that I'd run back in, but no one knows what they'd do until it happens. I think it also depends whether the heat or smoke is too strong. You might not be able to, even if you have a will to try.
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Old 01-06-2015, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Paradise
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Joose sleeps in one of those air travel crates near the bed. We have fire extinguishers in the bedroom in case of fire as well. I wouldn't have to run in, he would be carried out with me.
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Old 01-06-2015, 09:05 AM
 
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Joose sleeps in one of those air travel crates near the bed. We have fire extinguishers in the bedroom in case of fire as well. I wouldn't have to run in, he would be carried out with me.
Only if you were in the bedroom when the fire broke out.
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Old 01-06-2015, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Paradise
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Only if you were in the bedroom when the fire broke out.
True.

I guess we're lucky - there are only short times when Joose is home alone (my husband is a stay at home househusband).

Ultimately, I would most likely do whatever is possible to get him out in an emergency situation. Even though fire is one of my greatest fears.
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Old 01-06-2015, 09:39 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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you betcha in a flat minute ...
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Old 01-06-2015, 09:45 AM
 
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Right now, I feel that I'd run back in, but no one knows what they'd do until it happens. I think it also depends whether the heat or smoke is too strong. You might not be able to, even if you have a will to try.
Totally agree. I would definitely try to save my pets...
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Old 01-06-2015, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Yes I would absolutely make every reasonable effort to save my pets...no different from a friend or family member IMHO.
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Old 01-06-2015, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Utah
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Right now, I feel that I'd run back in, but no one knows what they'd do until it happens. I think it also depends whether the heat or smoke is too strong. You might not be able to, even if you have a will to try.
^This. At that instant when the homeowner wants to try to run back inside the burning home, the firefighters have no idea if this person realizes what he/she is running into.
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Old 01-06-2015, 11:25 AM
 
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I think I would. My life doesn't mean that much to me, and my dogs are what keep me going.
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