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Hero of the Week: Sadie


Find out how you can nominate a “Hero of the Week” at the bottom of the page.


Throughout the week, our ACC Team searches through emails and news articles looking for someone who deserves to be the Hero of the Week…

This week, we’d like to recognize Sadie, a pit bull in New York, for saving her family.

Sadie, who had never run away from her home, had broken through the sliding glass doors. She had worked so hard at scratching away at the frame that her little paws had bled. She got herself into the backyard and then scratched away at the fencing and was able to free herself. She ran down the street where she started to bark. Well, the police were called about a pit bull running around the neighborhood barking.

When the police showed up, Sadie ran back to her home. The police followed and saw her jump right back into her yard. The police noticed how she had broken the fence and saw the door open.  Then, they noticed that the house smelled of gas. The gas company was called, and a leak was discovered and shut down.

Without early detection, authorities believed that this situation could have turned into an explosion.

The Costello family, who were not home at the time, believed Sadie saved their lives. Serena Costello and her four-year-old daughter were on their way home. She says that she doesn’t even want to think about what could’ve happen. Sadie clearly knew what she was doing. In the 11 years they’ve had her, she has never tried to get out. They couldn’t be more thankful to have such a smart dog!

Sadie, the pit bull, is definitely this week’s Hero!!!

For more, check out this story from ABC’s Good Morning America.




Nominate a Hero of the Week

Now, we want to know who has made a difference in your life. Nominate a local firefighter, police officer, EMT or someone who is serving our country in the military. It could even be a neighbor, family member or friend who lent a crucial helping hand. Let us know all about the person who you feel is a real life hero by emailing us here and please feel free to send us a picture!

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