Electric Wire Loose on New York’s Lower East Side Claims Dog’s Life

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On Feb 15, 2014, Bella, an 11-year old pit bull terrier was coming back home to her New York apartment with her 46-yearl-old owner. Unfortunately, the canine was accidentally shocked and electrocuted by a loose wire.

“We were entering the building when Bella started acting funny,” the dog’s owner told NY Daily News. “She let out a cry. She didn’t seem to want to go into the building. Then she went into a spasm and just laid there.”

Firefighters at the scene of the accident. Photo Credit: Peter Gerber/for New York Daily News
Firefighters at the scene of the accident. Photo Credit: Peter Gerber/for New York Daily News

 

The accident happened on Clinton St. near Delancey St. at around 4:30 p.m. The pet owner did not know what to do, but a concerned passerby, rushed the canine to a nearby store and tried to revive it by performing CPR.

According to Shah Ahmed, shop owner, nothing was helping the pet and the dog owner was crying inconsolably.

After some time Bella was rushed to an animal hospital but it was too late.

“The doctor said, ‘She’s gone,'” said Bella’s owner. “She was fine until I got her into the building.”

At the scene of the accident, firefighters shut off the power while Con Edison workers investigated the cause. It was concluded that a bare wire from a scaffold light was to blame.

Rest in peace Bella.

 

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