Thirteen dogs have been tragically killed in this week’s storms, as a result of a powerline falling onto their kennel.
Owned by Cuckavalda Gundogs, who reside in Ampleforth, North Yorkshire, the Cocker Spaniels and Labradors tragically lost their lives at around 4pm on Wednesday 16th February, as Storm Dudley wreaked havoc on our region, in particular.
Announcing the news on their Facebook page, Cuckavalda Gundogs and owners Jack and Anna said: “It is with a heavy heart we would like you to know. Cuckavalda Gundogs have had a tragic accident around 4pm yesterday.
“A tree blow down taking a powerline of 11k vol with it which fell on the kennel block, with electrified the runs. Unfortunately 13 dogs lost their lives.
A full investigation is underway by Northern Power Grid.
“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 .
“At this time there is so much to do and things to sort so we ask that you do not telephone.”
The thirteen dogs were aged between 7 months and 6 years old.
Northern Powergrid has confirmed that the powerline was brought down by a falling tree in the strong winds.
Weather warnings for the region were in place from Tuesday to Friday, and have now been removed completely.