Friday, May 11, 2007

Old dog dies doing what dogs do

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This
just in.......
Owner says dog electrocuted yesterday on Branson Landing
Kathryn Buckstaff
© 2007, Springfield News-Leader

BRANSON - An old dog named Bailey was apparently electrocuted Thursday night went she stopped to urinate on a lamp post in Branson Landing.

About 9 p.m. Thursday, police were called to the downtown lakefront center, which opened a year ago. The police report said Edward French, who gave his address as the Branson Inn, said he was walking his elderly black-and-white dog on a leash when she stopped to at the light pole. He told the police officer that the dog yelped and fell over against the pole. It was raining at the time.

French told police he tried to pull the dog away from the pole, but received an electrical shock. French said he was not injured and refused care from members of the Taney County Ambulance District who also had responded to the police call.

French told police that after the dog collapsed, he went to get his girlfriend who was at the Landing looking for a job. The couple drove down to the area just north of the fountains, and placed the dog in the vehicle.

“She was a very sweet, good-natured dog,” said Trent Mitchell, who knew Bailey. French could not be reached for comment.

On Friday morning, a crew of electricians were brought in to check each of the 100 lamposts in Branson Landing, said manager Todd Hiepler.

Hiepler said they don’t know what caused the incident, but it was isolated to that single pole located just north of the lakefront fountains. The pole has been completely rewired including new circuit breakers. No other problems were found, he said

The police report said Edward French, who gave his address as the Branson Inn, said he was walking his elderly black-and-white dog on a leash when she stopped to at the light pole
. She stopped to .....? We can only imagine.

I feel sorry for the dog and owner.

1 comment:

austin lynn said...

ok you guys need to get a story straight before you post it. this was my moms dog and for starters at was rainy and the dog merely stepped in a puddle that was toughing the faulty pole she didn't urinate until after she was elecricuted to death which is a normal reaction. second and most important the security gaurde at the landing told my mom that several poeple have been shocked by these poles. bailey was a very large dog if it killed her it very easily could have killed a kid. everybody is trying to downgrade this story cause it may effect the tourist industry here, but what is more important, making money on tourism, or know that your child can safely strole the landing without putting there life on the line. it makes me sick that i live in a town were all anybody cares about is money!