January 23rd, 2021

Dog poisonings investigated by police

By Kuhl, Nick on February 4, 2020.

Nick Kuhl

Lethbridge Herald


Lethbridge Police are investigating a report that two dogs died last weekend after being poisoned in a southside yard.

On Sunday, the owner of two large-breed dogs reported the animals had been poisoned in their yard along the 400 block of 28 Street South sometime during the night, police said in a news release Monday.

Police say the dogs began howling that morning and acting strangely before they collapsed. They were taken to a local vet and later died.

Police have seized suspicious food from the backyard of the home and the investigation is ongoing.

All members of the public, particularly those who live in the area, are advised to be extra vigilant if they have young children or pets. Police say to watch out in yards or common areas for any strange items that dogs, cats or children could ingest.

Anyone with information about this incident, or has experienced a similar incident of a pet becoming ill where poison is suspected, is asked to contact police at 403-328-4444 or Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477. Anonymous tips can also be submitted online at http://www.p3tips.com.

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sick idiot that did this. at the same time, it appears the dogs were left out overnight, and so perhaps this is what the owners did with regularity. not near enough is done to ensure dogs are looked after by owners – they should not be allowed to be left outside all night to bark…and to freeze. the city is loaded with callous and ignorant folk.