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Saturday, Dec 31, 2005County: Piscataquis
Suspect(s) Unknown - We need your help!
Officials in the Piscataquis County town of Monson are warning residents that somebody may be deliberately poisoning dogs by leaving tainted meat in area driveways.
Animal control officer Joseph Guyotte said five dogs have died and two others were hospitalized in the past four or five months with bleeding from the mouth and seizures.
He said staff members at the Foxcroft Veterinary Service in Dover-Foxcroft noticed the similarities in the dogs' deaths and how they came from the same area of Monson.
One woman in the neighborhood told authorities she found it odd when she recently found two green, oozing hamburger meatballs in her yard awhile ago. But she didn't know about the dog deaths at the time and threw out the meatballs before they could be tested.
Dog owners are asked to be on the alert and to walk their yards before letting their dogs out.
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