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Seattle Sidewalks Safer for Dogs After A Decade of Streetlight Testing

24 days ago   |   By Seattle Dog Spot

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Last year, Seattle City Light's 10th annual contact voltage survey showed that the number of streetlights emitting dangerous levels of electricity in Seattle decreased by 83% since 2010.
The utility started the testing program after a German Shorthaired Pointer named Sammy was electrocuted on Thanksgiving Day in 2010 after he stepped on a wet metal plate next to a defective streetlight in Seattle's Queen Anne neighborhood.
Sammy was electrocuted in Seattle on Thanksgiving 2010 after stepping on a metal plate electrified by a faulty streetlight. Photo from Sammys Big Heart.
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