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Another Dog Poisoning!

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Brinny --- 2 years ago -

Just to let everyone know, I got a text from one of my girlfriends in south mesa 2 about another dog poisoning. If you have any dogs please be careful over there 

HarlequinSoul --- 2 years ago -

What on earth is going on here I mean they were all in south.mesa. what are mps doing to prevent these attacks? I mean, this is a big deal. It's not too big a leap for a person to go from killing animals to hurting or killing people. This should be a priority for them. Period. Clearly not enough is being done. 

ChefsDoItBetter3 --- 2 years ago -

Wow I live in south mesa 2... Pretty scary to think my dog could be next! I don't have a yard though so he's always accompanied thank goodness. I hope they find the sick person who is doing this it is getting completely out of hand 

BellaLaVie --- 2 years ago -

what are mps doing to prevent these attacks?

Not trying to be snarky...but what exactly CAN they do? They can't have MP's around everyones backyards 24/7. 

HarlequinSoul --- 2 years ago -

You're right Juliet, I didn't mean to be rude I am sure they are doing the best they can. It was out of hand for me to insult the mps like that. I just can't believe this is happening OS all. It's just so crazy. 

blah blah blah --- 2 years ago -

I heard it was anti frezze in their food. Has anybody bought that he dog food could have something in it from manufacter. Have hey investigated if all parties what dog fold they use. 

accountnickname --- 2 years ago -

I think it would be highly coincidental if the problem was dog food and it just so happened that all the dogs impacted all lived in the same small neighborhood on the same Marine Corps base.

I also believe it was reported that food that the owner had not given the dog was found in the yards laced with the anti-freeze.

I hope that all dog owners in the area are being vigilant and not leaving their dogs out unsupervised. 

HisWifeyTheirMommy --- 2 years ago -

I also believe it was reported that food that the owner had not given the dog was found in the yards laced with the anti-freeze.

This is what I heard as well. So it is not in the dog food. Someone is purposely doing it. Unfortunately a lot of dogs are still being kept out unsupervised. :( Is it happening at night only I wonder? I did get an E-mail about a mountain district neighborhood watch program starting. I am wondering if it is related to this. 

JAV87 --- 2 years ago -

I walk out with my dogs every time they go out for the most part, the only thing I could think of is motion cameras, like for hunting...

I wonder if it could be suggested to base to try a more vigilant approach such as monitoring system since it keeps happening.

It is very concerning, but I hope that owners can be more cautious and aware of their surroundings including scraps or food appearing in their yards. 

bigmamaperry --- 2 years ago -

i live in south mesa 2 on littleton court. my dog died last night and it was a sudden thing. he was fine all this week and yesterday i let him out. at 8:50pm he died. i need to know where the best place to cremate him. if you have and thing help full please let me know. his name was hendrix and he was a year old. he did not bother anyone. he stayed to himself. he was a loving and caring dog. he was my child. please give me some helpful information. 

shizzlemydizzle --- 2 years ago -

Your vet should be able to assist in the cremation. 

DaniP --- 2 years ago -

All the dogs being killed are they loud dogs that never stop barking? Not saying that is right just a question. Are they just random- maybe kids who think it's funny. I do not agree with dogs being hurt or killed. I am just wondering if it's someone who goes around killing dogs that never stop barking because it bothering them or just some sick prank. ? 

accountnickname --- 2 years ago -

When I had a neighbor kid kill my daughter's cat, it was purely an opportunity thing. She was a disabled cat (could not run quickly or jump easily) and she accidentally got out of the home. He started throwing a baseball at her until her back was broken in 5 places but she was still alive, we had to have her put down actually. Nothing she did or we did provoked the attack. 

puppylove --- 2 years ago -

I am just wondering if it's someone who goes around killing dogs that never stop barking because it bothering them or just some sick prank. ? 
That's not a good reason or a reason to kill someones pet. It doesn't matter how annoying the dog is, it's a crime to kill animals, and I hope that person is found and killed themselves. Yes that's mean but they have killed several dogs now, so I highly doubt it's kids trying to be funny. 

DaniP --- 2 years ago -

I didn't say it was a good reason to kill someone pet. I was asking a question. I clearly said in my post i didn't agree with them and didn't think it was right. Maybe if everyone who has had a pet killed could find something in common it would help. Types of dogs? Loud dogs? Sometimes 'kids' like teens find things funny that aren't. 

Barbie --- 2 years ago -

People are sick! I hope they find who's doing this. I worry about small children what if one of them decided to eat some? I know there have been several times when I've been walking over to take care of my daughter and turn around to my son putting something in his mouth. 

JAV87 --- 2 years ago -

I think this is SICK. I do not care if your dog barks all day or night, that is a problem with the owner, not the dog. Obviously, the dog would be trying to get someone's attention, and no one is paying attention. (NOT SAYING THIS IS THE CASE WITH ANY OF THESE POISONINGS, just an example) I am so sorry for anyone who has sadly and suddenly lost their dogs.

My question is, I wonder if the owners have started being more cautious and even then been unable to catch it before hand. I mean what are the dogs eating? Anti-freeze does not kill instantly, so what is being used? poison of some sort?

I would suggest dog owners in the area to look into a motion hunting camera, or one with a flash, some sort of surveillance to attach in your yard, they are fairly cheap, I mean if you can get a picture I am sure they will be caught or at least have a face to go with these horrific crimes. 

Wiscogirl --- 2 years ago -

I definitely agree with the cameras. Maybe even splitting the cost with a neighbor or two, it's worth it to keep my dog safe. I take my dog out on a leash and watch everything he puts near his mouth, I also check the grass area frequently. It's sad but worth it I think. I'm sorry to those of you who have had to go through this and I hope that it will stop soon. 

HisWifeyTheirMommy --- 2 years ago -

I mean what are the dogs eating? Anti-freeze does not kill instantly, so what is being used? poison of some sort?
It was reported it was anti-freeze laced food 

JAV87 --- 2 years ago -

About the cameras, they are very reasonable, I googled it because although I live in SM2, there is always a chance it can happen elsewhere and my dogs are my family. My husband is gone often and without them, I would be alone most of the time.
Anyways they range from $50 - $300, I am sure there are some great options for a reasonable price and this is something that could ALWAYS be used for extra protection... if you get one with a flash rather than infra-red photos, I am sure it would be a deterrent as well.

Did these happen within a fenced in yard or open common grounds?

See my issue with that is I worked for a vet, typically, anti-freeze will not cause immediate death and it would have to be a larger amount for a medium sized dog that a few scraps that are laced.

I may be completely wrong in this thought, but I wonder if it is more than just anti-freeze, although the cause is not as important is preventing it....

From Washington State University Vet School -
Very small amounts of antifreeze can be fatal. If a cat walks through a puddle of antifreeze and then licks its paws, it can ingest enough antifreeze to cause death. About five tablespoons can kill a medium sized dog. If you see your pet drinking antifreeze, or are at all suspicious that your pet may have had access to antifreeze, contact a veterinarian immediately. Signs of antifreeze poisoning depend upon the time after ingestion. In the first few hours after ingestion the pet may be depressed and staggering and may have seizures. They may drink lots of water, urinate large amounts and vomit. The pet may appear to feel better but in a day or two get much worse as the kidneys fail. Signs of kidney failure include depression and vomiting. The amount of urine they pass will often decrease to a very small amount.
http://www.vetmed.wsu.edu/cliented/antifreeze.aspx 

Donny --- 2 years ago -

Unsupervised pets is the common denominator from what i've read.

If you are supervising your pets properly then you know what they are eating. Dogs left outside unattended seem to be the target so....don't leave your pet outside unsupervised! 

HisWifeyTheirMommy --- 2 years ago -


Did these happen within a fenced in yard or open common grounds?


It was in fenced in back yards. The first family (in SM1) said they found the laced food scraps in their yard. :( So sad. 

HisWifeyTheirMommy --- 2 years ago -

If you are supervising your pets properly then you know what they are eating. Dogs left outside unattended seem to be the target so....don't leave your pet outside unsupervised!

Agreed, I hope people do this, there are a lot of dogs still left out unsupervised by where I live though. It is so sad that this has to even happen because there is some extremely sick person out running around. 

Brinny --- 2 years ago -

After doing some extensive research about antifreeze poisoning, it seems as though the window for survival of a pet that had ingested it is about 8 hours. That sucks because the dog usually doesn't show symptoms until the day after. 

puppylove --- 2 years ago -

So last year my dog found poisoned meat in our back yard and he was never outside alone for more then 5 mins to go to the bathroom. He also didn't really bark well outside unless someone watched past our yard. This was in Santa margarita. So it's not just unsupervised dogs.
I was lucky my dog brings everything to his bed to eat so he was fine but a few months later my puppy got to something that made him sick we rushed him to the vet thinking it was pervo, again we got lucky because he got sick in time to save him. With the puppy we didn't test him for poison but the vet believes that's what caused him to be that sick, his bill was just to make without that test, however we did find meat in our back yard that wasn't from us. So in the past it hasn't just been unsupervised dogs that bark. Again this was a year ago. 

HavingaBOY --- 2 years ago -

I was watching the news about this and apparently it is something they are putting in the grass??

I could be wrong tho... u never know what on the news is true 

Mrs Patch --- 2 years ago -

And we thought Coyote Killer was bad! I sure hope they find who is doing this because they absolutely cannot be mentally balanced. 

JAV87 --- 2 years ago -

Unsupervised pets is the common denominator from what i've read.

If you are supervising your pets properly then you know what they are eating. Dogs left outside unattended seem to be the target so....don't leave your pet outside unsupervised! 


I agree, I am sure unsupervised dogs are more suspectable, but come on, you cannot tell me you have never let your dog alone for five minutes.. and, I did not read ANYONE stating I left my dog alone outside came back and it was dead, it seems like a lot of it is letting the dog in and out, in THEIR OWN "safe" backyard. What is the point of having a yard? I mean, what if a child ingested it? It's still just as dangerous to humans, just to dogs it has a sweet taste.

This situation is horrible, no matter why it is happening there is no justification.

I walk with my dogs everytime I let them outside, I stay out there and supervise their play times, but, there is always a chance I can miss something, even being outside. So I do not say it is unsupervised dogs, I say it is SICK people. Let's not put blame on the victims.

Playing devils advocate is great to point out both sides, but in this case, there is no justification, and a dog can lick something up in a heart beat, I do not know about you, but my dogs are a lot faster than me, even if I were to have them on a leash in the yard, I can not protect them from everything. 

accountnickname --- 2 years ago -

I think the thing that would make an outside dog more at risk is that the owners might not notice that there is something wrong with the dog until it was further along which would make it harder to treat. I don't think anyone is blaming the victims, it just seems like the only thing that can be done at this point is try to not leave your dog alone outside. 

JAV87 --- 2 years ago -

I think the thing that would make an outside dog more at risk is that the owners might not notice that there is something wrong with the dog until it was further along which would make it harder to treat.

I agree, but from talking to people and talking to animal control, most of the animals were not outside dogs. Unless, I was misinformed.... maybe, on this website, there is no direct blame, but I have read and heard a lot of blaming owners for not catching it sooner and crap in other places.

The funny thing with all of this is, people still leave their dogs outside living, across base. 

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