In Arkansas, two pet owners are saddened and outraged after finding their dogs poisoned.
Steve Roberts, who lost four of the six dogs found, said, “Just bad, I can’t believe anybody would do it … hard to believe.”
His four dogs went missing on April 8, and when they didn’t return the next day, he went looking for them only to find them all dead on a road about half a mile from his home.
Roberts stated, “There was a poison pan next to my dogs, with this residue left in it.”
“Somebody has killed my dogs, and I was pretty well hacked off. They’re like family.”
Another pet owner also found her two beloved dogs dead in the same area during the same timeframe. She also found a pan next to the dogs with the same type of meat, poison, and dead flies inside.
Roberts says he plans to get the meat in the pan tested.
The St. Francis County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the fatal poisonings.
St. Francis County Sheriff Bobby May reported, “Whoever is doing this is … they’re putting food in an aluminum pan and they’re mixing it with poison … with the food, and it’s a pretty instant kill.”
He says they believe the poison is Temik, which is a dangerous pesticide used to fight insects and mites. It has been banned in the county for over a decade, according to May.
May said in addition to the six dogs found poisoned, several others have been reported missing.
“We aim to catch them, and if they’re a hunter doing this, we’ll make sure they’ll never hunt again because it’s a Class D felony and they can serve up to six years in prison and lose their ability and rights to hunt and own a firearm.”
Although there are several persons of interest, no arrests have been made. The St. Francis County Sheriff’s office has asked anyone with information on the crimes to come forward.
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