A 14 week old kitten named Alaska is being credited with saving the lives of her family on Friday.
The Smith family of Taylorstown, PA says that Alaska jumped on them insistently and woke them up to alert them to danger when their house caught fire early Friday morning.
“My cat jumped up and kept pawing my face. I just pushed her down not thinking anything. She kept doing it, so she got me alert. I heard popping sounds and then I saw a flicker and realized it was smokey in the house,” said Hillary Smith, who lived in the house with her fiancé and 2-year-old child.
Everyone made it out to safety but the family lost everything and the house is completely destroyed. The Red Cross is assisting the family. The fire is thought to have an electrical cause.