Sally the tabby cat
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Sally the tabby cat saves owner from burning home

1 September 2014 Last updated at 13:07 BST

A tabby cat called Sally is being hailed a hero after she saved her owner from his burning home in Melbourne, Australia.

49 year-old Craig Jeeves said the quick-thinking feline managed to wake him up when the house caught fire.

"She jumped on my head and sort of like was screaming at me and woke me up otherwise I wouldn't have got up," Jeeves said.

Jeeves said he adopted Sally from a cat's home several years ago and now she had returned the favour.

The fire service said he was lucky to have got out alive.