Thirteen Dogs killed in Storm Dudley after wind blows down 11,000 volt cables

Thirteen dogs have sadly died after being electrocuted during Storm Dudley.

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A tree was blown down on to a power line on Wednesday, which pulled down 11,000 volt cables on to a kennel at Cuckavalda Gundogs in North Yorkshire.

The kennels where the dogs are kept was electrified and 13 of the pedigree animals lost their lives.

A spokesperson for Cuckavalda Gundogs said: “Jack, Anna and Tom would like to thank everyone who have shown their concern and given help and to Grace Lane Vets for coming out.”

They added: “RIP you beautiful creatures – all taken far too young.”

A Northern Powergrid spokesperson said: “Storm Dudley caused a tree on a customer’s land to fall and bring down a section of overhead power line onto kennels which were situated directly under the section of electricity network.

“Sadly, a number of dogs in the kennel were electrocuted. As soon as we were alerted, we isolated supplies in the YO61 and 62 areas, causing a power cut for around 680 customers. Our contact centre advisor also provided immediate safety advice to the customer to stay clear of the area and metal kennel.

“Power was safely restored to the majority of customers last night. We remain in contact with the customer, and our teams are on site carrying out final repairs to the section of network damaged by the storm.”

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