Dog dies after wrench attack by contractor in Houston

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Mike Wilcox says his dog Shutter was severely injured after the incident in March, and succumbed to her injuries on Thursday. (KTRK)

A dog injured in a beating by a CenterPoint Energy worker in Houston has died.

Mike Wilcox says his dog Shutter was severely injured after the incident in March, and succumbed to her injuries on Thursday.

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The family released video from a surveillance camera which caught the worker as he swung his wrench at two of the Wilcox family's Weimaraners. At one point, he hit one of the dogs in the face.

A second dog was struck in the side as it attempted to run from the CenterPoint Energy contractor.

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Flash had to undergo jaw surgery in April. The dog also suffered a damaged eye, lost a tooth and had a concussion.

But again, sadly, the Wilcox family has confirmed that Shutter died from trauma suffered during the attack.
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