MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) - Often times when our pets make noise, we ignore them. Well, it's a good thing Tara and Joe Clay from Muskegon chose to listen to their cat last weekend, because if they didn't, they might not be alive today.
"It was Saturday morning around 5:30 a.m.," says Tara Clay. "My son was crying and I got up to comfort him. It was cold in the house so I thought to turn on the heat."
It was the first time the Clay's furnace had been turned on for several months.
"About ten minutes after I turned the heat on, our cat started going crazy," Tara adds. "I told my husband I turned on the heat. He said it could be carbon monoxide."
Tara and Joe decided they weren't going to take any chances, especially with their son Austin, and Joe's two children all in the house at the time.
"So we got up and turned the heat off," said Tara. "Within three minutes the cat stopped crying, so we settled back into bed."