Police show up to catch loose Pit Bull, soon realize it’s saving owner from gas leak

Every day, dogs do incredible things to save the ones they love. This is one of those stories, and it has left people in amazement.


Different animal species can make great pets that fill your days with laughter, but let’s get honest, nothing really beats dogs. Their intelligence and loyalty make them the best companions one can ask for. 

Sadie is an 11-year-old Pit Bull that stole the hearts of many and was named a hero after she prevented a tragedy from taking place.

But, this only happened after she was considered a treat. A neighbor reported her for running around unattended on February 6th. 

When the police officers from Tuckahoe, New York police department came to the scene, they saw the dog going back and forth. After a couple of minutes, they realized she was trying to tell them something, and they guessed right. 

Sadie started running towards her home and the officers followed. Once in, they could sense the gas leak. 

“At approximately 3:45pm yesterday, we received a call of a loose, barking dog on Fairview Avenue,” the Tuckahoe Police Department posted on Facebook. “As officers managed to return the dog (Sadie) to the backyard, they noticed the sliding glass door was open, and the fence was broken.”

“At first it appeared that Sadie was being a bad girl. However, as officers were walking the perimeter of the house, they smelled an odor of gas coming from an open basement window. Eastchester FD and Con Ed were called to the scene and determined there was a gas leak coming from the basement,” the police department explained.

It was evident from the chew marks around the place how Sadie tried really hard to get out of the house. There was even blood on the windows and the door. 

Eventually, this smart dog managed to open the sliding door and run for help. If she didn’t do it, a disaster could have happened. 

“The dog saved the house from a potential gas explosion and gas leak,” police lieutenant Lawrence Rotta told WABC.

Serena Costello, Sadie’s mommy, says how the dog was sweet and well-mannered and it was the first time for her to try to run away from home. Costello admitted how she was really proud of her dog for doing the right thing. She is a good girl, that’s for sure. 

“This is my contraption I built so she never got out, which always worked since I been here,” she said. “But she nestled through here and escaped through the fence.”

“She went from being in time out to being my girl. It looks like she was trying to get out this window … She was determined to get out.”

Costello was written summons because her dog was outside without a leash, but because of the circumstances that followed the “great escape” they were not only let off the hook, but were given all the praise too. 

“Did Sadie sense danger?” the department’s post continued. “Did she smell the gas in the house, and force her way outside to the street to draw attention?”

“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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