February 26, 2010 in City

Reward offered for information on dog poisonings

By The Spokesman-Review

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information about last week’s dog poisonings on Spokane’s South Hill.

Three dogs were poisoned at two different locations on Feb. 19.

One dog reportedly ate something in the area of Regal and Palouse Highway, and “within an hour, the dog began convulsing and it later died at a veterinary clinic.”

Later that day, two more dogs were found dead in the area of 55th Avenue and Freya.

Investigators say the dogs ate poisoned meatballs. A Washington State University lab determined strychnine had been baked into the dog-tempting treats.

The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of persons responsible for the suspected poisonings.

The Crime Stoppers reward is $200 and can be made anonymously.

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