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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....

Horst Hoefinger  |  Nov 14th 2008


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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