"I knew something could’ve happened to me or both of us, but it didn’t go through my mind at the time. That dog is part of my family. She’s been with us through downs and ups and I couldn’t leave her there. I would do it again if I had to; I would do it for anybody in my family.”
The firefighters had run out of water due to the severity of the fire and required assistance from nearby stations. Although Guzman's family was safe, he knew his pup Gabanna was inside the home and he "wasn't going to let her die like that." His decision to risk his life has been praised by dog-lovers round the world.
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