Reading Time: < 1 minute Greenlee's mother says everyone she met 'couldn't help but fall in love' (Photo: Facebook)
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animal lover, Greenlee Marie Buckley, died on Saturday while attempting to rescue
her kittens from behind a dryer.


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.


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)


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.

Emily Court

Emily Court is a writer and content creator published in Plant Based News, Raise Vegan, Living Vegan and The Financial Diet. A self-described "recovering vegan hothead," she is now a pragmatic member of Vancouver's vibrant and growing plant-powered community. Hailing from Halifax, Nova Scotia, she holds a BA in Spanish and certificate in Intercultural Communication from Dalhousie University, where her thesis focused on topics of cultural and gender-based discrimination. She aims to apply a privilege-conscious and culturally sensitive approach to her work in all fields.