What would you do? 🔥🐶
On November 6, Paul Murphy interrupted his morning run in California to rescue a stranger’s pets – two dachshunds, a cat, and a rabbit – when he noticed a house on fire.
He spotted smoke billowing out of a home in Scotts Valley while he was out jogging.
The pets owners were not at home, so had no idea that their animals were in danger.
Paul cleverly used their Ring surveillance system to communicate with the homeowners.
‘I saw him running back and forth,’ homeowner Courtney Polito told WTHR 13. ‘So I answered it and he said, “Hello, do you see there’s smoke coming out of the top of your house?”’
The smoke alarms began to sound and Courtney shared the access code with Paul, who was then able to race inside to save the animals.
The Ring camera captured footage of the heroic man running in and out of the property to rescue the furry friends.
If Paul hadn’t taken action, the story’s ending could have been very different.
‘The fire department said 10 more minutes and the house would have been gone,’ Courtney said.
Paul had already left the scene before the firefighters arrived.
Homeowner Courtney Polito credited the stranger with saving her home and pets’ lives
Her husband, Tony, said ‘it takes a special kind of person to enter a stranger’s burning house to rescue pets.’
Scotts Valley Battalion Chief Andrew LoFronco said the incident was new for his department.
‘This is the first for our agency where someone uses a Ring doorbell system to alert 911 and the homeowners,’ he told WTHR.
‘I want to give him a hug,’ Courtney said. ‘I’ll bring him to lunch. I’ll bring him dinner. I don’t know… I just want to thank him so much and let him know how thankful we are.’