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Man's best friend proves the title

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Meet, Buffy. This pit bull mix came to the Hinz family as a foster dog only supposed to stay for a short visit. But, just days after she was taken in, everything changed. 

"She just sat down and was staring at the garage, growling," Owner Greg Hinz said. "So we walked into the garage. She walked right over to the box I had wood ashes in and I could smell an odor. It was smoldering, almost to the point of going up in flames."

In fact, that box had gotten so hot it burned through the wood below it.

"She knew something wasn't right and she led me right to it."

After that, her temporary home became a permanent one.

"The least we can do is offer her our home, for saving our home," Jeni Hinz said.

And she also earned herself a new name.

"Come here, Cinder," Jeni called.

"It means coals without flames, and I just don't want to forget what she did."

But how can a puppy know there's trouble? We asked leaders at the Lincoln County Humane Society, and while they say they've seen this time after time, they just can't explain it.

"There's just something there," Jeni said. "She's our family now."

Thanks to a tale of saving a home and gaining a permanent one.

If you're interested in becoming a foster family for an animal at the Lincoln County Humane Society click here for more information, http://www.furrypets.com/2012/index.php

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