A total of 14 dogs, four cats and two parrots were rescued during and early Thursday morning Sacramento fire, leaving the homeowner with a smoky aftermath, but thankful to be reunited with her plethora of pets.
NBC affiliate KCRA reported that Sacramento Metro Fire crews were called about 3:45 a.m. to a fire at a home on I Street in North Highlands near McClellan Park. It appears as though fire started when the homeowner was making some toast and noticed the appliance smoking near the washer and dryer in the garage.
Firefighters battled the blaze that started in the garage, and were able to get the animals out to safety. The homeowner was more than grateful. She was extremely emotional afterward, circling her car, where she had placed several of her dogs for safekeeping.
“Material things?” Tammy Murray told KCRA. “You can keep it all.” Then she thanked the firefighters directly: “I owe you my life and my dogs. They all sleep with me.”