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Author Topic: Dog Electrocuted by Metal Utility Cover Wasn’t an Isolated Case  (Read 572 times)
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« on: October 08, 2018, 10:36:07 AM »

 I don't like posting sad news but if this story saves just one dogs' life , it will be worth it
On a rainy September evening, Lynn McDermott took his puppy, Charlie Blizzard, for a walk around their Sarasota, FL, neighborhood
As they walked along a sidewalk, the six-month-old Great Pyrenees stepped on the metal cover of a utility box.

Charlie collapsed and a short time later died.

What killed him? The metal cover he stepped on with his wet paws had become electrified, when a faulty underground wire came into contact with it.
The utility box contains the wiring for street lights.

As horrible as this incident was, it was not, by far, an isolated case
Dogs have also been electrocuted during walks in other parts of the country
The full story below and at the end suggestions on how to prevent  your dog (and yourself) from getting shocked by stray voltage

« Last Edit: October 09, 2018, 06:28:53 AM by billyD » Logged
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« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2018, 04:17:08 AM »

Thank you for posting this ! NJ only had 1 incident , but Philadelphia had many .

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« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2018, 12:25:53 PM »

Poor little pup, rest in peace little angel. This has happened in Boston a few times during routine dog walks also.
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