Policing investigating report of fatal dog poisoning

Lethbridge Police are investigating a report that two dogs died over the weekend after being poisoned in a south side yard.

On Feb. 2, 2020 the owner of two large breed dogs reported the animals had been poisoned in their yard along the 400 block of 28 Street South sometime during the night. In the morning the dogs began howling and acting strangely before they collapsed. They were taken to a local vet and later died.

Police have seized suspicious food from the backyard of the home and the investigation is ongoing.

All members of the public, particularly those who live in the area, are advised to be extra vigilant if they have young children or pets. Watch out for any strange items in yards or common areas that dogs, cats or children could ingest.

Anyone with information about this incident, or has experienced  a similar incident of a pet becoming ill where poison is suspected, is asked to contact police at 403-328-4444 or Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477. Anonymous tips can also be submitted online at www.p3tips.com.

No further details or information is available to release at this time.