A family in Saline Township, Michigan, lost their dog after she ran into a downed power line that was still live. According to Tuesday’s WXYZ News, Jasmine, a German shorthair pointer, was outside with her owner when she saw a squirrel and bolted away.
Jasmine ran into a power line that had been down for days – the dog’s owner, Nick James, told WXYX News that he called the power company to report the downed line, but they have been too busy to cut power and make repairs. Tragedy struck before the danger could be removed. James told the news agency, “I had to hear it cry. I had to hear it underneath the power line. I was just praying it would make it out and back to the house. It did, but died.”
Power to the James family home continues to go on and off while they wait for the issue to be fixed.
(Screenshot via WXYZ News)
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