For the second time in just three months, a dog has been electrocuted while out for a walk near High Park.

The dog, a five-year-old labrador-poodle, instantly began convulsing after he stepped on a live wire jutting out from a metal plate at the base of a hydro pole.

The dog's owner called 911 at around 2 a.m. from the scene at Baird Park, close to Keele and Annette Street. Firefighters tried to resuscitate the animal but were unable to save it.

In November a German Shepherd was electrocuted in the same neighbourhood. He, too, was frolicking around a light pole.

Toronto Hydro inspected the area for safety hazards and has deemed the area safe.