Golden retriever paralysed after being electrocuted for 10 minutes on manhole

A golden retriever was temporarily paralysed after being electrocuted by a manhole cover for 10 minutes.

Bowdie began convulsing and bit his own tongue during the incident in Chicago, the US, in January 2020.

The manhole was covered in snow at the time and appeared to act as a conduit for an electric current.

An investigation later discovered the manhole was live.

The dog's owner Lina Schwartz told ABC 7 Chicago at the time: "All of a sudden he started whining and crying, and then he keeled over and became really anxious, and just started squealing at the top of his lungs.

"I went to grab him to see if he was OK and he grabbed me. He was just snapping.

"There was an awful lot of blood. The blood was coming from his mouth. He bit a hole on the side of his tongue from the seizure."

The Schwartzs afterwards sued the City of Chicago for $1,500 (£1,099) in damages to cover Bowdie’s medical costs.

However, a devastated Lina and Marc lost the action this week.

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One of them told CBS Chicago : “I was like, ‘Are you kidding me?’ It’s a sucker punch. It

“It’s not nice. It’s one of those things where you just hold your breath, wishing that someone will do the right thing.”

Two other dogs were shocked on the same cover until it was eventually fixed.

Bowdie recovered from his injuries, but vets believe he is likely to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder [PTSD].

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Last week, a devastated golden retriever left viewers in tears after he was filmed holding a sign begging for evil thieves to return his best friend.

Maomao would often spend his playtime with his neighbour's dog, Doudou, also a golden retriever, at a park in Xinxiang, China's Henan province.

The two dogs became inseparable until Doudou got snatched by a man on the street last month.

In a bid to find the missing dog, Mr Shao posted a clip of Maomao holding a note asking park-goers to bring Doudou back home.

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