More Snohomish County Dog Poisonings
On Friday, Snohomish County Parks and Recreation issued a “Dog Safety Warning” about several dog poisonings that have occurred both at private residences and local off-leash dog parks since last fall.
The warning notes that Snohomish Parks started to hear or read reports last Fall of “possible dog poisonings at private residents throughout Snohomish County, at our County Park Off Leash Dog Areas and in other counties.”
Last December I wrote about two dogs in Arlington that ate meatballs laced with rat poison someone threw in their yard. Fortunately both dogs survived.
A few days later, a man in Lake Stevens who lived nearby those two dogs said one of his dogs died after eating food containing rat poison that someone put in his yard.
And over the weekend people reported on the Facebook page Lost Dogs of King County that four more dogs in Snohomish County were poisoned at Willis Tucker Off-Leash Area.
Dogs Survived This Time
Here’s the post from a dog groomer on January 12th reporting that one dog died after eating a poisoned meatball there:
“FYI there is an off leash dog park called Willis Tucker Dog Park off of 132nd St in Mill Creek
You need to be aware of; one of my clients took their Britney Spaniel to play off leash and while there the dog found one of those meatballs with rat poison and ate it. ? she passed away that night.”
That same day someone who works at a veterinary hospital wrote:
“There were 3 poisonings on Saturday as well at Willis Tucker Park. They came into my work as well.”
Those 3 dogs reportedly survived. No one mentioned what type of poison they ate or if it was inside food someone left there.
Watch Your Dogs Carefully