A local dog is being hailed a hero after finding a hidden danger in a New Berlin neighborhood.
The deaf and blind Lhasa Apso mix named Job sniffed out a natural gas leak while on a walk.
On Brookside Parkway, he began barking and spinning in circles.
Despite his lack of sight and hearing, he’d noticed something with his keen sense of smell.
“He walks in a straight line. In a lot of ways, you wouldn't think he is. He's fascinated by the smell,” said James Densmore, Job’s owner.
Densmore’s neighbor noticed the scent of gas earlier. WE Energies visited the area to check nearby homes.
Workers noticed the gas leak where Job was standing.
“All of a sudden, he heard ‘beep beep,’” said Densmore.
Job was a rescue dog from the Wisconsin Humane Society. The organization does have special needs animals, but said it was unique to have a dog who was both deaf and blind.
“We’re proud of him every day, specifically that day,” said Densmore.
WE Energies fixed the underground leak. The utility said that those who smell gas in a home or neighborhood should get to a safe place and give them a call.http://www.wisn.com/news/blind-deaf-rescue-dog-notices-gas-leak/38138488