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07-26-2011, 11:21 PM

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Scott Evans Files Suit After Dog Asha Electrocuted In Parking Lot Puddle

The Huffington Post Ryan Grenoble (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ryan-grenoble) First Posted: 7/26/11 11:44 AM ET Updated: 7/26/11 11:44 AM ET

Scott Evans, a Denver dog owner, has filed suit against Xcel Energy and several contractors after his dog Asha was electrocuted walking through an unmarked construction site.

[URL="http://www.9news.com/news/story.aspx?storyid=153146&catid=188"]9News reports (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/26/scott-evans-dog-electrocuted_n_909672.html?view=print&comm_ref=false) the incident happened last October near West 38th Ave and Vrain Street, though the suit wasn't filed until Tuesday morning. The suit, filed by Animal Law Center, alleges a contractor drove rebar too far into the ground and breached a live electrical line.
Evans' dog, Asha, stepped in a puddle containing the exposed stake--which carried 277 volts--began howling, and died. 7News spoke with Jennifer Reba Edwards (http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/25027997/detail.html), Evans' attorney, who said, "They did not properly mark the area. They should've taken the proper steps to ensure the safety of the public."
Fox31 (http://www.kdvr.com/news/kdvr-dog-electrocute-lawsuit-txt,0,4480982.story) reports the suit is seeking medical bills for emotional damages to the owner, and legal fees.

07-27-2011, 01:59 AM
How sad. I can't imagine hearing your dog howl as he fried alive.