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Boston woman warns of electrocution dangers for pets

February 9, 2018

BOSTON (AP) — A Boston woman says she wants to warn fellow dog owners about the dangers of possible electrocution.

Mary Beth Begley tells WHDH-TV that her dog, Bob, was recently electrocuted and killed by a stray voltage under Southampton Street. The woman says she and her dog were approaching a light control box when Bob suddenly collapsed.

Boston Public Works says the stray voltage issue was caused by a corroded grounding lug. Begley says she was told that de-icing materials used during the winter can deteriorate or corrode wiring.

A man reported that his two dogs were electrocuted two months ago when they stepped on a manhole cover near the Adams Street Bridge.

Public works spokesman Chris Coakley says the department is saddened by the incident and has made the area safe.


Information from: WHDH-TV, http://www1.whdh.com

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