A eleven year old pit bull was hailed as a hero for saving a family after sniffing a gas leak in the basement of their home in New York. The dog has gone viral on social media around the world for her brave act.
The police department of Tuckahoe received a phone call about a dog barking on the loose on Fairview Avenue at around 3.45 pm. They returned Sadie to her home, but noticed a sliding door in the backyard open.
The officers walked closer smelled an odor of gas coming from the basement. The leak was then put out by the Eastchester Fire Department.
Police Lieutenant Lawrence Rotta said, “The dog saved the house from a potential gas explosion and gas leak.”
The Tuckahoe Police put out a facebook post reading, “Sadie – Great work sniffing out danger and getting help! If we are ever in need of a K9, we will put you at the top of our list!”