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Dog Credited With Saving Family From Gas Leak

Posted at 3:18 PM, Nov 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-24 15:18:55-05

LONG NECK, Del. (AP) – A German shepherd is being hailed a hero after alerting a Delaware family to a potentially fatal gas leak.

The News Journal reports that 5-year-old Greta barked to wake up her owner in the middle of the night earlier this month and alerted him to a leak from a propane stove. The gas had filled several rooms in the house.

Owner Ken Walsh called Greta, a rescue dog, a “hero” for alerting him to the gas leak before it hurt him, his wife, and 14-year-old son.

Walsh said Greta was rewarded with a steak and sweet potatoes.

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11/24/2018 3:01:45 PM (GMT -5:00)