We Energies: Introducing Herky, the new ‘ambassadog’

Milwaukee – Herky, a 5-month-old, 5-pound rat terrier from Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, is our new safe digging “ambassadog”! His humans say he’s small but mighty, so we’re giving him the big responsibility of reminding our customers to call 811 at least three days before they dig.

Herky will be featured in a safe digging billboard blitz Wednesday, Aug. 11 – 811 Day. His picture will also be on display at the Wisconsin State Fair and used year-round to remind customers to call 811 before they dig.

Whether you’re planting a garden or installing a fence, you could be putting yourself in danger if you strike an underground natural gas line or electrical cable. Contact 811 at least three days before you dig to have the location of buried utility lines marked — and to keep you and your family safe.