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Family Hopes To Find Missing Dog That Saved Them In Home Fire

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A Philadelphia family who lost everything in a fire at their Germantown home one week ago is hoping someone out there has seen one of the family dogs that saved them from the flames.

Two pit bulls named Bonnie and Clyde alerted the family to the devastating fire, barking and making sure everyone got out safely.

The family thought both dogs died in the fire, but now they believe Bonnie may be alive. They're asking for the public's help to bring her home.

"The dog is like a family member," said Natalie Hall. ""This to me is like having lost a human out there in the street that you're looking for. This is how we feel. We're grieving right now."

The Hall family of West Washington lane is hoping beyond all hope that someone has seen their missing pitbull Bonnie.

The last time they saw their four legged family member was when bonnie and their other dog Clyde woke them up to an early morning fire. Sadly Clyde died saving her family, but neighbors reported seeing bonnie outside afterwards.

"The dog slept with my daughter every night of his life since he was 8 weeks old, we as a family are traumatized," Judy Hall said. "Even though we have nothing, my daughter Naomi Minhas is offering a $1000 reward."

The Halls are hoping that maybe someone took bonnie in, not realizing that she's a beloved family pet. The Red Paw Emergency Relief Team sort of like the Red Cross for animals is coming to the rescue, distributing flyers with Bonnie's picture, trying to get the word out.

"Tomorrow we're going to have a team of volunteers out here, canvassing the neighborhood, trying to help find bonnie for the family," said Jennifer Leary of the Red Paw Relief Team.

"We really miss bonnie it's been heartbreaking for all of us that we love her and we just want her back," Kaylee Minhas said,

"It's hard to rest knowing that the dog is out there to think there's a possibly that the dog is alive, that is what we are clinging to," Natalie said.

Red Paw Emergency Relief will be meeting on the 100 block of West Washington Lane tomorrow to help search for Bonnie, and welcomes any volunteers who want to join them.

The family says Bonnie is super friendly, but may be running scared because of the trauma of the fire.

If you see a dog appears to be Bonnie, you are asked to call Red Paw Emergency Relief Team 267-289-2PAW.

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