Dying Bulldog Saves Owner From Fire
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May 2009

Fire comes two weeks after vet discovers dog’s cancerous tumors

A man's decision not to end his terminally ill bulldog's life ended up saving his own.

bulldog rescues family fireScott Seymour said his dog, Brittney, awakened him with her barking early Saturday in time for both of them to escape from his burning house in Grand Rapids.

The fire came two weeks after a veterinarian discovered the 9-year-old American bulldog had several cancerous tumors.

The vet said the dog might not survive surgery, and Seymour ruled out chemotherapy, believing it would be too hard on Brittney.

Seymour said he could have had Brittney put down, but instead decided to give her medication to blunt her pain until death comes naturally, probably within a few weeks.

Firefighters told The Grand Rapids Press the house may be a total loss.

See a great picture of another loving bulldog, Scooby-Doo.

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