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January 24, 2013

UPDATE: Dogs poisoned in Mauriceville

MAURICEVILLE — The Orange County Sheriff’s Office received a call Wednesday concerning a dog that had been possibly poisoned in the Greenwood Acres Subdivision in Mauriceville.

Sheriff’s Office Animal Control Officer, Deputy Rocky Bridges responded to the area to meet with the owners of the poisoned dog. The dog’s owner had transported the dog to a local Veterinary Clinic once they realized that their dog was possibly poisoned. The Veterinarian treated the dog and advised that the dog is expected to make a full recovery.

The Sheriff’s Office began getting more calls from residents reporting their dogs being poisoned. Deputy Bridges canvassed the neighborhood and spoke with several residents who dogs had died as a result of being poisoned.

“All of the incidents occurred on Wednesday,” Bridges said.

Throughout the day and evening yesterday and again Thursday, more residents of the Greenwood Acres subdivision had contacted the Sheriff’s Office reporting that their dogs had been poisoned as well.

“There is a count by a neighbor in the area that the number maybe 12 dogs,” Bridges said. “Officially only seven have been reported to us.”

As of Thursday, Deputy Bridges advised that a total of 7 dogs had been confirmed to have died as a result of some sort of poisoning.   

The Sheriff’s Office is investigating these incidents and is asking for anyone with information concerning this incident to contact the Sheriff’s Office.

Bridges said they are investigating all leads at this time.

No further reports concerning poisoned animals were made as of Friday afternoon.

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