$5,000 reward offered for details about NW Spokane dog poisoning

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on January 13, 2014 at 6:34 PM

Updated Monday, Jan 13 at 8:01 PM

SPOKANE, Wash.--The Humane Society of the United States is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of a person suspected of trying to poison two dogs in Northwest Spokane.

SCRAPS is investigating animal cruelty charges involving two incidences where dogs became seriously ill.

One of the dogs, named Charlie, was taken to the vet after ingesting raw ground beef laced with white granules.  The vet found phosphorus in his blood and Charlie needed surgery to live.

READ: Dog sent into emergency surgery, family finds tainted meat in yard

The second dog, Ringo, lives across the street and suffered a mysterious seizure on New Year’s Day. 

“Neither of these dogs has been the target of barking complaints,” said SCRAPS Field Operations Manager Nicole Montano.  “Even if they were, we really need neighbors to call SCRAPS and let us respond to complaints rather than taking matters into your own hands.”

SCRAPS has collected the meatball that was found in the yard, and has sent it to WSU for forensic testing.

Any action to poison a dog is animal cruelty and which is a class C felony.

If your pet starts throwing up with something that smells like garlic, please take them to your veterinarian right away.

If  you have information regarding the two incidences, please call SCRAPS at (509) 477 -2532.

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