I&M Asks Residents To Contain Dogs For Meter Readers

By Jake Perrone - 21Alive
By Rachel Martin - 21Alive

May 18, 2014 Updated May 18, 2014 at 7:04 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) – As the weather conditions improve, Indiana Michigan Power is asking the public to be aware of employees entering their property to access meters, and to restrain your pets when they do.

Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) officials say most meter inspections and testing takes place during warmer months of the year, meaning the threat of dog bites becomes a great safety concern for I&M employees.

All I&M meter technicians will have an AEP logo visible on their clothing. If a dog is in the yard, even if it’s chained up, the meter tech will knock on the door and politely ask you to put your dog inside.

Although many dogs are friendly, there's always a potential for an animal to become defensive when a stranger enters their territory.

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