DARLINGTON, SC (WBTW) – Two dogs at a local animal rescue were killed this week after lightning struck their kennels.
According to the Darlington Rescue Facebook page, the incident happened Monday night when a severe thunderstorm rolled through the area.
The dogs were electrocuted because their bodies were in contact with the kennels when they were struck. “Cora”, a young brown and white hound mix, and “Amelia”, a blue bull mix, were killed by the storm.
Holley Farmbrough said they could feel the electrical current running through the metal when they went into the kennels, and immediately turned the power off.
Power was lost – and remains lost in many areas – and our shelter staff and volunteers are scrambling to care for our residents as best they can, while also grieving for two innocent lives lost, the page stated.
In the coming days, we are going to be asking for your help yet again. But we’re going to ask for big things. Money, support, manpower, prayers. As shelter and rescue leadership rush to develop a plan for how to rebound from this excruciating loss, we ask that you stick with us.
We have created a ChipIn to help better our shelter. Whatever funds we collect will be used to improve and make it safer. Our ultimate goal is to have a new shelter. Thank you! https://www.youcaring.com/dchs-rescue-600872