The Athol woman whose dog died of a suspected poisoning said her veterinary bills have been covered by generous people throughout the Inland Northwest.
“As far as I’m concerned, I have been made whole,” said Kathleen Callahan, whose dog, Paddee, died April 27. “I’ve paid everybody back that I owed money. I’ve sent everybody a picture of Paddee and a nice note.”
Following newspaper reports of the incident, Callahan said she received at least a dozen donations – ranging from $10 to $500 – and about 40 letters, including one from a woman in Hawaii. Paddee died of a suspected poisoning four days after being beaten by a man who Callahan said threatened repeatedly to kill her dogs.
Police suspect a neighbor and have recommended he be charged with animal cruelty for the beating, but they have no evidence tying him to the poisoning.
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