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Case ID: 1931
Classification: Poisoning
Animal: dog (non pit-bull)
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Abuse was retaliation against animal's bad behavior
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Wednesday, Feb 5, 2003

County: Brunswick

Disposition: Alleged

Alleged: Letitia King

Letitia King, 26, of Arbor Drive in Bolivia is accused of killing her dog by feeding it antifreeze was indicted by a Brunswick County grand jury February 2003.

Letitia King has been charged with maliciously torturing or poisoning the dog. Angel, a chocolate Labrador retriever, had to be killed after getting sick from drinking the fluid, which the prosecutor said was mixed into her food.

According neighbors and co-workers that she was tired of the dog's barking. She said she wanted to take Angel to an animal shelter but feared the dog would be killed there.

She told neighbors she was going to feed antifreeze to Angel to get rid of her. The neighbors came to her home on Jan. 2003 and asked if they could have the dog. Angel was taken to Paws Place, a rescue animal shelter, and then to Companion Animal Hospital.

The dog had health problems related to antifreeze in her system. Angel was staggering and breathing heavily and had developed kidney problems, and it was decided it was best to euthanize the dog.

Brunswick County Animal Services was contacted, and a warrant was issued for Ms. King's arrest. She is believed to  have mixed about 8 ounces of antifreeze.


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