What was supposed to be a fun day at the baseball park turned to tragedy when fireworks went off. The Toledo Mud Hens baseball team hosted a “Paws and Pints” night at their baseball field and invited people to bring their dogs onto the field.
Following the game, a fireworks display went off and that’s when the horrible incident happened.
A dog died when the unexpected fireworks went off, but there are no immediate details as to how.
The ball club immediately issued a statement through the media stating, “Any words seem inadequate in expressing our sympathy at the loss of a doggie family member following our Paws and Pints event last night. The entire organization is heartbroken that a lovely evening ended so sadly. We are in agreement with the community that in the future, no dog-friendly events will be held in conjunction with fireworks. With our mission to provide family-friendly events to our community, we work hard to do our best, but this time we fell short. As a symbol of our sympathy, we will be making a memorial contribution to an animal charity of the family’s choice.”
A local vet issued a warning to dog owners after the tragic incident. Dr. Anne Bergstrom told a reporter, “You have to know your pet and what makes them comfortable and safe.”
Our deepest condolences go out to the family who lost their dog in this accident. Please keep pets safe around loud sounds that may scare them.
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