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Superstition has been proven wrong in this case as a special, little black cat proved to be a savior and not a bad omen. Luna the cat, in essence, rescued her family of eight from a house fire.

Emily Chapell-Roots wasn’t a big fan of Luna at first. “I didn’t want a cat. Jericho [her husband] and the kids wanted a cat,” she said to Fox 46.

But after the house fire, Chapell-Roots is changing her tune. What could have been a deadly fire that killed the family while they slept, ended up destroying only property thanks to Luna’s quick action!

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Early in the morning, Luna crept into the house and pawed at her guardian’s feet. Normally, this was something Luna would do when she had a little dead animal present to show off. The cat was persistent, as usual, that her guardian should wake up and recognize her. Except, this time, it wasn’t about a present. When Chapell-Roots walked out of the bedroom and down the hallway, she noticed flames. Acting fast, she woke up her family and got everyone out of the house.

Chapell-Roots and her family have since set up a GoFundMe to help them plant new roots somewhere else now that they’ve lost everything else. While she wasn’t first interested in having a cat, she now says Luna is part of the family.

“She will be on wet food for life. Wherever we go has to be a home that will let her go with us!” said Chappell-Root.

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