Attempted dog poisoning reported in Kelso

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by Abbey Gibb, KGW.com Staff

NWCN.com

Posted on February 26, 2013 at 12:10 AM

KELSO, Wash. -- The search is on for whoever is trying to poison dogs in Kelso.

Investigators said someone threw a plastic bottle filled with anti-freeze over a family's fence, along with nearly two dozen pieces of meat laced with glass.

Bob Elder found the items early last Thursday morning while letting his four dogs out.

"They're like our second kids.  We dodged a big bullet this time."

Luckily he pulled the dogs away before they could take a bite.

"This would have killed them," said Cowlitz County animal control supervisor Mike Nicholson.

"In all my years I've never seen anything like this.  Taking the time to put the glass into it, that's time consuming.  Who does that?" he added.

"I look at it as malice and cowardly.  They knew what they were doing," said Elder.

Elder thinks it may be a disgruntled ex-boyfriend of someone who used to live in his house.

Authroities paid that man a visit.

"He says, 'Get off my property unless you have a warrant. so we have no leads," said Nicholson.

But that is not sitting well with this family.

"If he's willing to do it to us, hes willing to do it to other people," added Elder.

Now this homeowner is not taking any chances.  He plans to put in motion detector lights and cameras.

The Humane Society hopes someone will come forward with a lead.  If caught, this person faces a felony animal cruelty charge.

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