Napa Dog Poisonings

 |  Nov 14th 2008  |   2 Contributions


In Napa, California six dogs have been poisoned using snail bait. A warning for anyone in that area not to leave their dog(s) outside unattended.

The first incident took place on October 29, someone placed snail bait in the backyard of a home resulting in the death of three dogs. A week later the second poisoning incident took place.

Three dogs, including a police canine, were poisoned in Napa last week and a $4,000 reward is being offered for information about the suspect.

Police Sgt. Michael Hensley said the dogs were found around 11 a.m. Nov. 3 at a police officer's home showing signs of poisoning. Two of the dogs, German short hairs, are the personal dogs of the officer. The third, a German Shepherd, is a police dog.

According to Hensley, all three dogs were transported to a veterinarian's office but one of the German short hairs died on the way there.

The other two dogs were treated and are in fine condition, he said.

A reward of $4,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible. "We're pursuing this [as a] full felony case:.torture to animals. Four animals ... were killed and we're taking it very seriously," said Napa police detective Mike Walund

Anyone with information can call the Napa Police Department at (707) 257-9223 and ask for the investigations bureau.

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