Dog saves family from house fireUPDATED 11:20 AM HST May 30, 2014Video Transcript
It wasn't smoke detectors or firefighters that saved a west des moines family Friday morning... It was a dog! KCCI's Erin Hassanzadeh explains how one pooch became an unlikely hero... Laura...the funaro family says their 7 year old dog saved their lives after a car engine started on fire in their garage ... 16:11 SHE'S PRETTY LAID BACK....UM SHE'S SILLY...LAZY. Laid back and lazy aren't normally words you'd use to describe a hero... 14:56 SHE'S NOT REALLY...ALL THAT BRAVE. Daisy's owners will tell you this seven year old Shitzu is no guard dog... 12:34 SHE'S REALLY WELL BEHAVED...SHE'S ALWAYS BEEN A SWEETHEART. But THIS sound... saved the lives of Kaylee Funaro and her parents. when a fire broke out in their west des moines garage just after 2 a.m. On Friday. 13:39 I HEARD HER BARKING EVEN WHEN I WAS IN MY ROOM AND I KINDA WOKE UP. Daisy's mighty bark woke up the family just after the fire started... They were able to get out of the house and call 911 before the smoke detectors even went off... Giving firefighters enough time to contain the fire to the garage ... The only way the Funaro family can thank Daisy is by giving her her favorite treat... 13:20 CHICKEN....SHE KNOWS THAT WORD...SHE LOVES IT. Her nickname is "daisy boo" But this 12 pound puppy's bark has her owners ALSO calling her an unlikely hero ... 15:04 her pretty much just being a little chicken was what made her a hero. Firefighters were ALSO able to save their 21 year old cat, toby, from the fire. Did the family mention if the inside of their home is damaged? The family says there's only minor smoke damage to the inside of their home ... But there's about 70- thousand dollars worth of damage to the garage and cars... We're glad they're alright. Thank you Erin.