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Lightning believed to have led to death of two dogs at Darlington County Animal Shelter

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DARLINGTON COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Officials with the Darlington County Animal Shelter believed a lightning strike from Monday’s strong storms resulted in the deaths of two dogs.

According to shelter director Holley Fambrough, workers arrived on Tuesday and discovered a tree had fallen next to the cat habitat.

Once inside, workers found two dogs dead in their kennels, Fambrough said.

She added a staff member went to open a kennel and received a small shock, which led employees to believe the animals were electrocuted.

Fambrough said the belief is lightning struck somewhere outside and traveled into metal attached to a metallic rafter with wiring that touches both the fences of the kennels.

The two dogs were taken to a veterinarian for a necropsy and shelter officials are awaiting those results.

According to Fambrough, the shelter has about 100 dogs and 130 cats.

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