Staff Photo by Laura-Chase McGehee/Chattanooga Times Free Press Bustopher Jones, a 6-month-old rescue cat, saved his adoptive family from a potentially fatal fire that ignited in their laundry room in the middle of the night. According to his owner Angi Cornett, pictured, Bustopher Jones' "incessant meowing" woke her up in the night, allowing her to save her children whose bedroom is located next to the laundry room. Bustopher Jones suffered battle wounds from his heroic effort a result of the fire. The family dog, Talullah, a pure boxer, attacked Jones during all of the mayhem, causing him nearly fatal injuries. The Cornett family felt they owed it to Bustopher Jones to pay the medical bills to save his life as he saved theirs. They now the family has $25 to their name and Talullah is up for adoption.
published Friday, January 7th, 2011