Morristown cat saves owner's life

12:34 AM, Feb 15, 2012   |    comments
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A woman in Morristown credits her pet cat with saving her life.

Tracey Bradley first adopted Bracie, a tabby cat, four years ago from her local humane society.  She said Bracie is constantly by her side.  That was no different February 3.

Around 3:30 a.m., Bracie started tapping Bradley with her paw in an effort to get her to wake up.  Unbeknownst to Bradley, her house was rapidly filling up with smoke.

Bradley said she finally gave into Bracie's efforts around 5 a.m.  She then started to search for the source of her house's smoke. 

After a couple of minutes of searching, Bradley said she could not find it.  She enlisted the help of her landlord next door who then requested the help of a handyman.  That man told Bradley the fuses in her thermostat had been burning; if her thermostat had tried to restart, her house could have caught fire.

"It was like a reality check," Bradley said. "How close I actually was.  She's [Bracie] my guardian angel."

Bradley adopted Bracie four years ago, when the cat was only eight weeks old.  She told 10News, she never imagined her pet would come to her aid one day.

"I would have never thought four years ago that me saving a cat from the humane society and bringing it home would have been paid forward to where she saved me," Bradley said.

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