Her husband called the gas company, NW Natural, who told him to turn off everything in the room and open their doors. An employee arrived at their home 20 minutes later amid a snow and ice storm.
“He tested the valve and saw that we had a dangerous gas leak,” Martin told KATU. “It could have been a disaster, but instead it’s a nice thing, she helped us.”
Martin adopted Lilly from the Cat Adoption Team (CAT) in Sherwood who praised the extraordinary pet in a news release.
“Being a gas-leak-detecting hero is just one of Lilly’s unique qualities. She also has 21 toes (most cats have 18). Despite her lifesaving skills, Lilly has feline leukemia virus (FeLV), an incurable infection that can shorten a cat’s lifespan,” the release said.
However, this was not the first time Lilly helped her owners through difficulty.
During the coronavirus pandemic, Martin said she and