Monday, April 28, 2014

And the winner is... Freeway!

Freeway, a 2-year-old male hound mix from Lisbon, is the winner of our Safe Digging campaign photo contest.

Freeway was adopted from the Wisconsin Humane Society after being found in a box on the side of the interstate – hence, the name Freeway. His owner, Erin Hennessy, submitted this picture of Freeway digging around a stump in the yard.

He made such good headway that Erin posted the picture on Facebook with the caption “Stump removal by Freeway.” Erin eventually called in a professional to finish the job, and she says they were sure to call 811 first. So who better to help spread the word about safe digging than Freeway?

Outdoor projects can turn dangerous if an underground utility line is struck. That’s why it’s important to call Diggers Hotline in Wisconsin or Miss Dig in Michigan at least three days before any project that involves digging.

Freeway is helping us spread this important safety message: Doggone it! Call 811 (in any state) before you dig.

We received a big response to our Safe Digging photo contest. More than 1,700 votes were made for our top 10 finalists. Ellie of Brookfield was the runner up – a close second to Freeway. Thank you to all who entered pictures and voted.

Remember, call 811 before you dig.
Wisconsin: Diggers Hotline
Michigan: Miss Dig

No comments: