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SPOKANE, Wash. - Washington State University confirmed with SCRAPS Thursday that suspicious meatballs found on Spokane's South Hill last week contained the poison strychnine.

Tuesday, officials with WSU confirmed with a homeowner that the poison was found in a meatball on her property near Regal and the Palouse Highway. The meatballs are suspected in the death of her dog.

SCRAPS had been waiting for tests to be conducted on meatballs found at two other locations on the South Hill. The test results that were returned Thursday to SCRAPS revealed that the poison had been cooked with the meat before being placed at different locations.

In Washington state the poison can only be purchased with a license and only purchased from a licensed dealer. The poison is primarily used for gopher control and it's application must follow strict guidelines.

Suspicious meatballs have been reported at four different locations and are suspected in the deaths of three dogs.

Anyone with information regarding these incidents or wanting to report suspicious activity which might be related to this type of animal cruelty is asked to call SCRAPS at 477-2761.

The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information in this case.

This level of cruelty could result in a charge of animal cruelty in the first degree, a class C felony which carries a maximum penalty of 5 years in prison and $10,000 fine.

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