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Girl Dies Rescuing Kittens From Behind Dryer

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By    |   Thursday, 12 July 2018 06:10 PM

A Texas girl has died rescuing kittens from behind a dryer at her New Boston home Saturday, and authorities are investigating to find out what happened.

Greenlee Marie Buckley, 10, was apparently electrocuted when she tried to get the kittens out from behind the dryer, The Dallas Morning News reported. Her parents said they had complained previously about electricity issues in the home, which the family rented.

New Boston police and the fire marshal are investigating the wiring in the building, the News reported.

Interim police chief Gary McGrary told KSLA that "it's too early right now to start placing blame and responsibility."

An autopsy is being conducted in Dallas.

"She's a beautiful soul. She had more compassion in her at 10 years old than most adults do in their entire lifetime," her mother Shelby Roos told KSLA. "She loved her babies and she would do anything for them."

"There's no reason our baby should be gone," her father Scott Hendrix said. "You don't die inside your own house."

The family had moved to east Texas from Arkansas 15 months ago and said that Buckley was doing well in school there, the News reported.

The power to the home has been shut off during the investigation and the family has moved out, BuzzFeed reported.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help animals in the community in Buckley's honor. She wanted to be a veterinarian when she grew up, her parents said. A photo on the GoFundMe page showed Buckley feeding a tiny kitten with a bottle.

Twitter users were sympathetic to the family and saddened by the loss of life.

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