Pets Being Poisoned in Logan County

By: Lauren Forsythe Email
By: Lauren Forsythe Email

Eddie Turner told the Logan County Sheriff's office Monday that his dog had been poisoned.

When he realized his dog was sick nearly a week ago, it was too late.

When Turner talks about his English Pointer Boyd, it's like he's talking about one of his children.

"He loved to go out and hunt during the day but when you came home he was a 70 pound lap dog," Turner says.

Turner purchased Boyd as a puppy and had him for nearly ten years.

When he came home from work last Thursday, he says Boyd was fine, when he came out to check on him later that night something was wrong.

"He was a very sick dog at that point. I called Dr. Beth Tabor at Cornerstone Vet Hospital. They suggested that I bring him on in. I did. They started working on him right away. He was already pretty sick at that point. He wasn't able to control his legs. He had to be packed," he says.

Boyd died at the vet hospital later that night.

"I asked if this could have been an accidental act or if it was intentional and she said with the levels that were in his blood system they didn't think that this was an accidental act. She went on to say that there had been at least three other instances that she knew of recently," Turner says.

The Logan County Sheriff's Office says this isn't the only case of animal poisoning recently, making them believe someone is doing this.

"At this point we've had numerous dog poisonings and numerous cat poisonings," says Sheriff Wallace Whitaker.

Sheriff Whitaker says there has been at least seven cat poisonings and even more dog poisonings.

"The ones that are being called in now are being called by the owners saying that their dogs are missing and then they find them being dead and then when they take them out to the vet. The vet does an autopsy and will tell them that it's some type of poisoning," Whitaker says.

Dr. Tabor with Cornerstone Veterinary Hospital has confirmed Boyd died from antifreeze poisoning.

The Sheriff's Office has also seen instances of rat poisoning.

If you have any additional information, please call Logan County Crime Stoppers at 726-5050.

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