How Can People Be So Cruel?

On October 16, 2007, in Crime, Pets, by Jody Ewing

From the Omaha World Herald — Published Tuesday | October 16, 2007

Reward offered in dog poisonings

Eight dogs have been fatally poisoned in the past 18 months in Neola (IA), and Pottawattamie County authorities are offering a $750 reward to find the person or people involved.

The latest poisoning killed a 13-month-old chocolate Labrador retriever that was in its kennel at its owner’s residence, said Stacey Robertson, Pottawattamie County animal control supervisor.

“Somebody’s baiting the animals,” Robertson said. In the latest death, “the poison was put on the meat and tossed into the kennel.”

Robertson said the poisonings could harm children.

“We’ve been working on this for a long time, and our investigation has reached a dead end,” Robertson said. “I really hope somebody will point a finger.”

The Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incidents.

Anyone with information can contact Robertson at 712-366-1143 or the Sheriff’s Office at 712-890-2200.

– Abe Winter