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Thursday, Jun 30, 2005County: Allegheny
Suspect(s) Unknown - We need your help!
People in one local community are worried that someone is poisoning pets in their neighborhood. Investigators say four dogs living on the same street in Mt. Oliver may have been poisoned; two of the animals are seriously ill and two other dogs have died.
Mike Hutton says his dog "Tyson" got so sick after eating something he found in a bag in the yard that he couldn't move or keep down food.
He's convinced someone poisoned his dog. "They did a test on him." Hutton adds, "They said his body's just shutting down slowly."
Hutton had to have Tyson" put to sleep.
Other people living in the neighborhood say it's happening to their dogs, too.
Bob Smith found a similar bag in his backyard and his dog also got sick.
After taking the animal to the vet and paying nearly $1,000 in vet bills, Smith's dog died a week later. Smith has a warning for the person responsible. "If I find out who done it, God help 'em," Smith adds, "because they're gonna pay a lot more than $1,000."
Neighbors are hoping someone is caught before another family pet dies
- KDKA - July 20, 2005
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