When the McLarty family rescued a 3-month-old Husky mix named Hunter from the Michigan Humane Society shelter two weeks ago, little could they have guessed the spry young pup wouldn't only bring joy to their lives -- he'd actually go on to save them.
Last Wednesday at around midnight, as his new family slept, Hunter began to whimper and whine, insisting that his new adopted mother Jill wake up.
"I thought 'okay, he wants out'," says Jill. "Normally he'll hit you in the face with his paw when he wants to go out. But he was just consistently crying, so I said 'okay, let's go outside."
Once out of the house, Hunter just sat there and continued to whine. Jill brought him in and carried him back to her room to try and sooth him, but the puppy was inconsolable, refusing to stay in bed.
"He took off into the kitchen, so I followed him and I turned on the kitchen light and he was sitting next to the stove, just crying," Jill says. "So I glanced at it and that's when I noticed the burner on."