Time and again, we have come across incidents that tell us we humans don't deserve dogs

This is a tragic story about one such incredibly loyal dog. 

Burnt house
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Zippy, a Jack Russell Terrier, saved his entire family from a blaze that broke out in the house's attic, confirms reports from CNN.  

Zippy the dog
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The family was asleep at around 2 AM when the fire started and the alarm went off after ringing for a few minutes.


As the fire spread, Zippy became active and ran around the house, barking to ensure the family members were up and alert. 

Burnt house
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Firefighters from the Bradenton Fire Department were quick to reach the location but by then the fire had spread from the attic, near the air-conditioning unit. 


All of the family got out on time, but unfortunately there was one member missing - Zippy. 

This shattered Zippy's family who were mourning their dog and how it saved them all. 

Zippy the dog
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The firefighters tried to get in to search for Zippy but he had by then died because of too much smoke. 


A member from the family later explained, saying: 

The floor in the living room was all on fire so there was nowhere for him to run out. Even if the smoke was this high. He was a short little dog. There was nowhere for him to go.
Dog owner
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What's more heartbreaking for the family is the fact that they are not left with a single picture or memory of their dog. 


Whatever they had is all gone.