Paw-some: Dog On The Loose Sniffs Out Westchester Gas Leak

A dog on the loose in Westchester showed why the animal is “man’s best friend.”

Sadie came to the rescue in Tuckahoe.

Sadie came to the rescue in Tuckahoe.

Photo Credit: Tuckahoe Police Department

The Tuckahoe Police Department received a call at approximately 3:45 on Wednesday, Feb. 6, of a loose, barking dog on Fairview Avenue. Officers responded to the scene and were able to return the dog, Sadie, to her home, when they noticed a rear sliding glass door was open and the fence was broken.

Police said that initially, it appeared Sadie was simply being fussy; however, as officers were walking along the perimeter of the house, they smelled gas coming from an open basement window. Crews from the Eastchester Fire Department and Con Edison were called to the scene and it was determined that Sadie discovered a potentially dangerous gas leak in the basement.

Crews were able to take steps to repair the leak without further incident.

“Did Sadie sense danger? Did she smell the gas in the house, and force her way outside to the street to draw attention,” police officials questioned. “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.” 

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