Pit bull saves woman and gains a new home
BOONVILLE, IN (WHDH) -- When it comes to rescue dogs, pit bulls can have a tough time finding a new home. But, one dog in Indiana got very lucky.
That pup was living in a foster home when it saved a woman's life and due to its heroic efforts, she’s getting a new leash on its own life.
"She’s my baby, yes she is. She is my guardian angel,” said Amy Donaldson.
Donaldson says she wouldn't be standing here today if it weren't for this dog, cherry, but their story begins long before a fire that almost cost them both their lives.
Last summer, Donaldson says she wanted to make a difference, so through the Indiana organization, 'Bullie Nation,' she started fostering dogs, helping them find a forever home.
"After seeing so many pictures, it's like somebody has to step up, and I don't understand why that can't be me. So, we did, and we started fostering, and it looks like fostering just might have saved my life,” said Donaldson.
Donaldson says it's bitter-sweet finding the dogs a home, but it has not been so easy for Cherry.
After two homes said no to her furry friend, Donaldson believes fate stepped in.
"They turned her down, and I went right back and got her, and the next afternoon, she was waking me up, making sure that I didn't die of smoke inhalation,” she said.
Donaldson says she never understood why Cherry couldn't find a home, but is glad she never did.
Though one home was lost in the fire, another home was gained now that Donaldson has decided to adopt her guardian angel.