Family Dog Dies After Saving Owner From House Fire

A mobile home fire breaks out in Georgetown early this morning, fire officials say from an electrical problem.

Fire officials say Jimmy Rice Jr. was asleep when the fire started, but his pit bull Trinity barked to wake him up.

Rice managed to get out just in time, but Trinity did not. Family tells 27NEWSFIRST that Trinity got scared and decided to hide under the bed. Family says they tried to get her out, but it was too late.

Family tells us Trinity was to give birth in two weeks to a liter of puppies.

The Rice family is now making burial arrangements for Trinity.


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  • by Kym Nichols Location: Portland, OR on Jun 28, 2007 at 05:36 PM
    My condolences to your family for the loss of such a wonderful Pit Bull. She was a true hero and a true testament to what a true pit bull is. Huge heart and loyality to the end. God Bless her. Run free at the bridge Trinity and your sweet pups. I will remember your bravery always
  • by mel Location: lex on Jun 28, 2007 at 07:12 AM
    Pits have hearts bigger than you'd ever believe from news reports. The fact that they've been misbred and mishandled by owners is so sad. The best dog I've ever owned was a female pit who would lick you to death, but was given antifreeze by an ignorant neighbor and died a slow and painful death. As the vet was inserting her IV, she laid her big head over and licked his hand. This dog will always have my heart. So sorry for your loss, I remember it all too well.
  • by Kimberly Location: Rockledge, Fl. on Jun 27, 2007 at 11:46 PM
    Very sad story, extremely. I'm hoping that your hero dog will show more people that our pets are precious and worth more than what they think!
  • by Michelle Location: Spfld, Or on Jun 27, 2007 at 09:12 PM
    I am truly sorry about your loss, She sounds like she really loved you. always keep her in your heart. God bless.
  • by Robyn Location: Springfield, VA on Jun 27, 2007 at 08:07 PM
    Your dog is a loyal hero. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
  • by Leslye Location: Lexington on Jun 27, 2007 at 02:39 PM
    My heart is with you in your time of need. I have pitties and know of the brave hearts and the love that fills them. Bless you Trinity for your love and commitment to your friend Jimmy just remember the wonderful things and remember that you will meet again Blessed Be
  • by Kathi Location: Derry NH on Jun 27, 2007 at 01:05 PM
    Im so sorry for all your loss, stuff can be replaced but a true friend Trinity can't be replaced. Im so sorry :*(
  • by Ramona Location: Las Vegas NV on Jun 27, 2007 at 10:48 AM
    I am so very sorry for your loss. Trinity is playing with her puppies right now in Heaven, and looking down upon you with her loving eyes. God Bless Trinty!
  • by Theresa Location: Oregon on Jun 27, 2007 at 09:37 AM
    I lost a pit mix in a house fire. She was home alone when it happened :( I feel so bad for your loss. What a hero Trinity is. She has now crossed the Rainbow Bridge and is playing with her pups while she waits for you.
  • by Brad Location: Milwaukee, WI on Jun 27, 2007 at 09:32 AM
    Sorry to hear about your loss. Trinity must have been a good dog, and hope she stays in your thoughts.
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