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Several dogs likely poisoned in Spokane Valley

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Robin Moritz has a broken heart. Her five-year-old dog Mary (pictured above) is gone. Robin Moritz has a broken heart. Her five-year-old dog Mary (pictured above) is gone.
SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. -

Neighbors living near Buckeye Avenue and Dick Road said at least three dogs in the area have become very ill recently. One of them died. They believe someone is poisoning them.

Robin Moritz has a broken heart. Her five-year-old dog beloved Mary is gone.

"It was one of the hardest things I've ever had to watch," Robin said of her dog's passing.

She believes Mary was murdered.

"She was innocent," she said. "She hadn't done anything. She never hurt anybody, yet someone felt inclined to poison her and other dogs."

Robin said her vet told her Mary and their other dog were likely poisoned. Her neighbor's dog had their same symptoms. She fears whoever is responsible will hurt more animals.

"There's no explanation why these dogs are being poisoned," she said. "I just want someone caught. I want someone held accountable."

But SCRAPS' Nancy Hill said cases like this are extremely challenging.

"Finding a witness and attaching the poison to the suspect is often very difficult," Hill said.

But not impossible. SCRAPS Officers are set to go out to the scene this week to further investigate.

Neighbors said last year this same thing happened with at least one dog dying.

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