A Tampa feline risked one of its precious nine lives: he SAVED his master from a house fire.

John Griffen, the owner of this home, was sleeping peacefully when a fire started in the house. Griffen didn’t have a smoke alarm. His cat Charley, knew something was wrong, literally smelling the danger and woke his owner up.

Mr Griffen said: “The cat came in the room where I was sleeping. It jumped on the pillow and proceeded to scream. Meow, meow.”

Thirty five minutes later, Mr Griffen’s home was completely destroyed by the flames! Now, investigators are looking for the cause of this fire. Mr Griffen says he’ll stay with members of his family until he can get back on his feet.