WINNIPEG, MB. - The Winnipeg Police Service has recently received two reports of dogs believed to be intentionally poisoned within the Minto neighbourhood.
Both owners contacted police after their pets fell ill from ingesting what was confirmed to be rodent poison while in the confines of their fenced-in yards. The rodent poison was contained in a plastic bag and had been thrown into their yards. One of the dogs was medically treated and released, while the other dog died due to ingesting the poison.
Pet owners are encouraged to report any suspicious circumstances that involve their pet consuming a poisonous substance being thrown into their yard. Seek veterinary assistance immediately.
Cruelty to animals is a criminal code offence.
Pet owners can make a report by utilizing Winnipeg Police Service online reporting https://www.winnipeg.ca/police/report/default.stm#property or calling the non-emergency line at 204-986-6222.