Vets may know today if dog's death connected to meatball poisonings - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Vets may know today if dog's death connected to meatball poisonings

SPOKANE – Spokane's Animal Control has said it expects to get test results back from Washington State University on Monday, determining if the recent death of a dog on the city's South Hill is connected to a string of deadly dog poisonings in February.

Three dogs were killed last month after eating meatballs that contained strychnine.  The owners of the latest dog victim say they didn't see the dog eat anything resembling a meatball.  Veterinarians were able to extract some of the contents of the dog's stomach for testing.  They are testing specifically for strychnine and said if that test comes back negative, they may not know today what killed the dog because the strychnine test is very specific.

SCRAPS in Spokane County is still looking for a suspect(s) in the other poisoning cases.  The Spokane Humane Society has  also offered a $2,500 reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction.

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