Animal-Loving Child Dies In Attempted Kitten Rescue

According to her mother, 10-year-old Greenlee 'loved her babies and would do anything for them'
Greenlee's mother says everyone she met 'couldn't help but fall in love' (Photo: Facebook)

Ten-year-old animal lover, Greenlee Marie Buckley, died on Saturday while attempting to rescue her kittens from behind a dryer.

Apparent electrocution

Emergency responders arrived at the girl's home Saturday evening, performed CPR, and rushed her to the hospital - where she was pronounced dead.

Authorities believe that Greenlee was electrocuted - in a tragic end to ongoing issues the family had with the power in their rental home.

A drawing of Greenlee by Nevaeh Inman (Image: Facebook)


The family had reportedly lodged a complaint about the electrical work prior to her death.

While local police say 'it's too early right now to start placing blame' - her father Scott Hendrix told KSLA 'there's no reason our baby should be gone'.

The electrical work in the home is under investigation by authorities and the power has been turned off.

The ten year old dreamed of being a veterinarian (Photo: Facebook)

'Animal lover'

According to Roos, Greenlee was an animal lover who dreamed of becoming a veterinarian.

In a Facebook post sharing the tragic news, Roos wrote: "She had more compassion for everything living at 10 years old than most will have in a lifetime."

She added: "Please hug all your babies tight because tomorrow is truly never promised."

Roos and Hendrix hope to set up a fund for a local rescue in Greenlee's honor.

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Emily Court is a passionate ethical vegan from Eastern Canada. She is a Challenge 22 Mentor, Digital Writer, and experienced animal advocate driven by issues of animal liberation and social justice. She studied at Dalhousie University, where her thesis highlighted intercultural and gender relations. She is an established public speaker, writer, and world traveller with a drive to provide a voice to those who might not otherwise have one. You can follow her on Instagram @emily.j.court or on Twitter @_EmilyJCourt_.

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