Five years ago, Danielle Schafer rescued a kitten she found on the side of the road. The kitten was just weeks old, but Danielle decided to adopt it and nicknamed it Kitty..

Kitty wound up rescuing Schafer in return. One night, Kitty pounced on Dannielle as she slept, alerting her to the flames spreading through the apartment walls. Danielle escaped while Kitty hid in her bed until firefighters found her after putting out the fire.

So if you have room in your home, share it with a cat. One day that cat may return the favor and save your life as well.

To learn more about the cat who saved her owner, click here.