McKibbin and Sammy were walking on Queen Anne Avenue North outside Bricco Wine Bar when Sammy stepped on an electric plate near a Seattle City Light lamp post. The dog received a jolt of electricity and died a short time later.
“That dog was like my child,” said McKibbin, choking back tears. “Sammy was the sweetest dog you could ever imagine. I just don’t want this to ever happen to anyone else.”
Power to the pole has been shut down but there are concerns that if it could kill a dog, it could also harm a human.
A representative from Seattle City Light said crews would be on the scene Monday examining the equipment.