A Georgia family saved a dog and then one month later the dog returned the favor by saving the family and their neighbors from a potentially harmful gas leak.
Three-year-old Kailey, a Shepherd mix, was about to be euthanized when her new family jumped in to give her a new lease on life.
“Her one issue was that something has happened to her in in her past so that if you try to touch her and she did not know you she would snap at you,” explains Jacqueline Berlin, who fostered Kailey for a few months. “Because of her issue it was really hard to get her adopted.”
Berlin was desperate to find Kailey a suitable home and she took to Facebook to find someone with an introverted personality to take home a dog they could relate to. That introverted person was Suzy Chandler, who decided to bring Kailey home to her family.
“The story of what she had been through and it just pulled on our heartstrings, we just thought we would be the perfect people for her,” explains Chandler. “It was a perfect match.”
Last week, Kailey started freaking out. She relentlessly barked and growled at Chandler. Once outside, the dog dragged their owner to the side of the home where it was immediately clear that a gas leak has started to form.
“Right away I smelled overpowering gas and a loud whooshing sound,” Chandler recalls.
She immediately called 911 and warned families living in a nearby apartment complex.
“I just don’t take the chances on people lives like this, it is a dangerous situation,” Chandler says.
The leak was quickly fixed and the potential for a massive explosion was avoided.
Chandler is using the dangerous situation and “If you have the space, you have room in your heart to take in a needy animal, to love on them,” she says. “It comes back to you tenfold.”