Pig and blind dog escape burning home
Jimmy Dean, a house pet said to be able to open doors and get items from the refigerator, was found outside the home by firefighters responding to the blaze. The dog was found outside as well, the Charlotte Observer reported.
Jimmy Dean lived in the basement of the home, in a fenced off area.
“I don’t know if he got excited or nervous or scared, but somehow, he got out of the fence and house,” Long View fire chief Eric Shepherd said. “He’s a smart pig. The family said he could open doors and the refrigerator.”
The residents of the house were not home at the time.
Firefighters said the pig stayed out of the way while four departments fought the fire.
(Photos: By Jeff Willhelm / Charlotte Observer)