City says electric current was shocking dogs
A mysterious electric current was shocking dogs in downtown St. Louis until city leaders finally figured out what was going on.
Come here, Joe. Down the street around the corner. Joe Joe. The lab knows all the doggy hotspots in downtown ST Louis, but there's one spot where Jo Jo doesn't dare venture. Every time we walked in the corner, she's like, Take me the other direction. Studies show dogs can remember things or places that hurt them. Jo Jo's owners believe something on this corner or under it hurt. Their dogs were walking and she just kind of yelped really loudly. And then she picked up her paw and you could tell that she was really something. Something had bothered her. Well, this small handmade sign is the only thing toe warn people that may be dangerous to walk your pet here. That sign put up by users of the next door app who worry an electric current is shocking dogs at this corner. It's hard to see your dog, you know, struggling like that Incredibly, the I team found the same shocking issue was reported by downtown pet owners exactly two years ago. Just one block away, her legs started like, almost like a seizure, like her rear legs, and, um, she kind of fell down a little bit So we went on our walk and then on the way back it happened again. A same place. That's how Mike Roberts described what happened to his dog, Gert. When crossing this metal sidewalk Great. Just a few feet away from where the electric shocks are being reported now, animals were getting zapped by some electric current alderman Jack Otar confirms to the I team on investigation by Amarin, and city crews found a stray electrical current in the area. They did figure out that actually, there was a street light near the corn, the southeast corner attempt in Washington that had a short that was causing some electrical current with all the moisture and everything to go through the ground. Luckily, neither dog was seriously injured. Jo Jo seems to be fine. I don't see any lasting, lasting issue, but there's definitely something there. Dogs air so intuitive. So they they noticed everything. Gert has since passed away from unrelated reasons. Now, with a new rescue dog come honestly, Mike worries it's just a matter of time before the shock pops up again on another ST Louis ST I'm more concerned about Why is it happening again? And you know what? What else is going on under the street?