Dog hit with wrench by contractor in viral video has died

After a video showing a contractor hitting a pair of dogs with a wrench gained national attention last month, one of the dogs died this week from its injuries. 

A homeowner in Texas released video of an energy company contractor striking his dogs with a wrench that now has more than a million views and since it was posted a few weeks ago, one of the dogs has died.

The video shows the two Weimaraner bird dogs approaching the contractor, who was working for CenterPoint Energy. As they get closer, he begins lashing out at the dogs with a wrench. After they were hit, the dogs ran away from the man.

Homeowner Mike Wilcox said the worker faces the $2,000 vet bill accrued while experts took care of the injured dogs. 

CenterPoint released a statement on the incident, claiming: "We have determined that a CenterPoint Energy contractor was at this address on this date. CenterPoint Energy does not condone or tolerate abuse of animals by our employees or our contractors. We have notified the contract company and they have assured us that they will conduct a full investigation into the incident.”