A dog from Westchester County, New York is being hailed as a hero after she saved the lives of her family.
The pit bull, named Sadie, was found roaming a Tuckahoe yard Wednesday afternoon, barking incessantly.
Police received a call at 3:45 p.m. about a loose, barking dog and responded to the home.
“The dog then ran and took the officers through several streets, and then led them back to the dog’s residence into the backyard,” police Lt. Lawrence Rotta said.
Arriving officers noticed the home’s sliding glass door was open, and the fence was broken.
As police walked the perimeter of the house, they discovered a gas odor coming from an open basement window.
Eastchester Fire Department and Con Edison responded to the scene and confirmed there was a gas leak coming from the basement.
“The dog saved the house from a potential gas explosion and gas leak,” Rotta said.
Further inspection revealed claw marks and blood on the back of the door, leading the family to believe Sadie sensed there was danger and jumped into action.
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