Minersville man urges safety after dog is killed by falling ice
MINERSVILLE - A borough man called the (Pottsville) Republican-Herald Thursday to warn about the dangers of falling ice after one of his dogs was killed.
Irvin Umberger, 232 Pine St., said his wife left their pug and Yorkshire terrier mix, both about 10 years old, outside as usual Thursday morning. Usually, a few minutes later, they scratch at the door. However on Thursday, the pug scratched at the door, but the yorkie was about 10 feet away and wouldn't come to the door.
A piece of ice fell off the third floor roof and hit and killed the dog, Umberger said.
"I think it would be a good idea to let people know, so they are aware of what ice can do their pets," he said.