Q13 Fox reported that a yellow Labrador Retriever named Kona died after eating rat poison that someone possibly threw in her fenced yard two weeks ago. Kona’s companion, another yellow Lab named Blondie, also ate the poison but she appears to have recovered.
Both dogs belong to Kerrie Gonzales, who lives in Monroe. She said her family doesn’t have any rat poison in the their house.
9 dogs have been intentionally poisoned in Snohomish County since last December.
Gonzalez filed a report with Snohomish County Animal Control.
The agency is investigating the possibility that the dogs were intentionally poisoned.
Earlier this year Snohomish County Animal Control warned dog owners about several dogs that had been poisoned in Willis Tucker Park, but they don’t think the cases are related.
I’m not so sure. In addition to the dogs poisoned at Willis Tucker Park, dog in Arlington and Lake Stevens (both of which are in Snohomish County) ate rat poison-laced meatballs someone put in their yards last December. 2 more dogs died after they after they ate food laced with rat poison in been in Tambark Creek Park in Bothell and at the boat ramp at the Lake Stickney Park in Lynnwood.
11 dogs have eaten rat poison since December in Snohomish County to 11.
How is this not a pattern? If 11 people ate poison instead of 11 dogs I’m sure officials would consider it a pattern.
Rest in peace Kona.