Would you risk your life for your favorite pet? Let's say your house was burning and your pet was in a cage inside. The only way for the pet to be saved is if somebody goes in and lets them out of their cage. Would you go back in? Let's say the odds are stacked greatly in your favor. No better than 50/50 chance of success. You never know with a fire, but you are guaranteed to live if you stay put and don't try to be a hero. All the people are out. Do you go back in for your dog, cat, or whatever your favorite pet is? It wouldn't even be a decision for me. It would be an automatic no. People are always more important than animals. It's just not worth it, as unfortunate as it would be for the pet.