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Reward offered in dog poisonings

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information about recent 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,” said Sgt. Dave Reagan, a spokesman for the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.

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

Investigators say the dogs ate poisoned meatballs. A Washington State University lab determined this week that 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. Tipsters can call (509) 327-5111.


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