Dog electrocuted when a live wire falls on its chain

Authorities say a dog died after a live electric wire fell on its chain in Mason County. Full Story
Animal Lover

Reading, MI

#1 Dec 28, 2007
Why on earth would someone have their dog outside on a chain in the winter in the first place?

“Common sense RULES ”

Since: Sep 07

West Michigan

#2 Dec 28, 2007
Unlike you & me, some people leave their animals outside 24/7. This was obviously the case for this poor dog. So sad....

“Go TIGERS!!”

Since: Nov 07

Wayland, MI

#3 Dec 28, 2007
Redbaron wrote:
Unlike you & me, some people leave their animals outside 24/7. This was obviously the case for this poor dog. So sad....
Poor animal! my dog drives me nuts but to leave them outside 24/7..whats the point of having a pet if you do that?

“Hoping to see some good news”

Since: Jul 07

Location hidden

#4 Dec 28, 2007
They could have even just put the dog out to go to the bathroom and only intended on leaving him out there for a few minutes when this happened. The story is too vague to know any details.

I agree Red, it is sad.

Since: Aug 07

Greater Grand Rapids

#5 Dec 28, 2007
My dog jumps my fence. He has to be tied when outside. If he gets loose he is GONE, long gone. Last night someone snuck in my yard and untied my dog during his pott.y break. Luckily since it's so cold out he pees quick and then is back in. We noticed he was gone right away and found him a mile or so from my house. I know someone untied him again because his leash was between the screen door and the main door. I don't think my dog can open the door to leave his chain between two doors.
This also happened this past summer too. Someone took him and we got him back after a week.(I stole him from the persons yard who took him from me)

I don't agree with chaining a dog 24/7. I also don't agree with leaving a dog outside 24/7. I just don't feel it's right.

“LET'S GO RED WINGS!!”

Since: Aug 07

America

#6 Dec 28, 2007
Poor doggy! So sad!
FRIED

Grand Rapids, MI

#8 Dec 28, 2007
POOR SPARKY.
dog lover

Grand Rapids, MI

#9 Dec 29, 2007
Hey you bunch of idiots what in that story said that the dog is left out 24/7. Let's not blame the owner quite yet. Think before you send your comments you idiots (yes, I thought about it before I sent it).

“Go TIGERS!!”

Since: Nov 07

Wayland, MI

#10 Dec 29, 2007
dog lover wrote:
Hey you bunch of idiots what in that story said that the dog is left out 24/7. Let's not blame the owner quite yet. Think before you send your comments you idiots (yes, I thought about it before I sent it).
Back off tiger...no need for name calling! Sometimes people get very upset when something sad and senseless happens to animals, but naming calling and nastiness won't help!
hahaha

Grand Rapids, MI

#12 Dec 31, 2007
FRIED wrote:
POOR SPARKY.
thats BAD! lol; BUT...before i get jumped on..first thought i had was why on earth the dog was even chained! no...i don't care about "potty break"; get your lazy butt up and take your dog OUT

“Common sense RULES ”

Since: Sep 07

West Michigan

#13 Jan 2, 2008
dog lover wrote:
Hey you bunch of idiots what in that story said that the dog is left out 24/7. Let's not blame the owner quite yet. Think before you send your comments you idiots (yes, I thought about it before I sent it).
Relax, don't jump down everyone's throat. I don't see anyone blaming the owner, its just sad that this happened. Need to rethink your posts and act in a more civilized manner.

Since: Sep 07

Auburn Hills, MI

#14 Jan 2, 2008
dog lover wrote:
Hey you bunch of idiots what in that story said that the dog is left out 24/7. Let's not blame the owner quite yet. Think before you send your comments you idiots (yes, I thought about it before I sent it).
Quit trying to be a bully...
Outside Doggie

Jenison, MI

#15 Jan 2, 2008
I have a dog that lives outside 70% of the time. He prefers that. He is 1/2 huskey and 1/2 golden retriever, he hates being insie more than an hour, he gets so hot. I have a hard time just getting him back in the house because hes lying in a snow bank crashed out. He loves the snow and I dont think its cruel to leave him out there, in fact due to his coat its cruel to leave him inside all day, after awhile he is at the door begging to go out

Since: Jan 08

United States

#16 Jan 2, 2008
Imagine the suffering the dog went through!! and don't blame the owner for the power line falling!!!
Carliee_

Hinesville, GA

#17 Mar 7, 2014
First of all , why would you put your dog on a chain ?? I had a friend that told me she had a dog that her dad put on a chain & her dog died because it was thundering outside & her poor puppy got electrocuted . Awww , poor dog !

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