Dogs’ outside bowl filled with antifreeze poisoned treats

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A Latrobe, Pennsylvania woman hopes her dogs survive after someone left treats poisoned with antifreeze in their outdoors bowl in her fenced-in yard on Thursday. According to WtaeNews, the dog owner, who declined to be identified, let her two dogs out into the yard and noticed one of the dogs was eating a green substance from his bowl which she identified as antifreeze.

The chocolate Labrador retriever, Lyra and the shepherd mix named Jingles had their faces in the bowl when she saw dog treats and a sponge, leading her to believe that someone intentionally tried to poison her three-year-old dogs. Both dogs were rushed to the vet where they are being treated; antifreeze poisoning was confirmed. According to the treating veterinarian, Dr. Eunice Lee, the dogs are improving:

“They aren’t sure where (it) came from, but it’s a very, very deadly substance for the dogs. It can be very dangerous. Clinical signs can be from gastrointestinal signs to neurological. They can cause renal failure and death. Looking at their blood work, things are improving. They were very acidic when they came in, so the pH of their blood was very, very low when they came in. It is improving for them. Now the question is if they’re going to have lasting kidney effects from this. That’s something we have not yet determined.”

The Latrobe police are investigating. Anyone with information is asked to call the police department. Read more about antifreeze poisoning in dogs here.

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(Photo via screenshot WtaeNews)


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  1. I am not sure I believe the owners story, just maybe it was the owners.
    They didn’t want to be identified, which throws up some flags, and how did she know it was antifreeze in the treats ? Maybe I am a suspicious person but something in my gut tells me there is more to the story than meats the eye.!????

    • I would imagine she knew it was antifreeze because the vets told her it was. I’m sure there is more to the story, may be the dogs barked too much, may be someone just wanted to be mean, then there is neighbor who might hate dogs. Bottom line, I don’t see anything suspicious about the story or not wanting to be identified. She probably doesn’t want all the “perfect know it all’s” coming out of the woodwork telling her what she should have done to prevent this, and we know there would be people being judgmental. I pray for her dogs, and I hope they find out who did this. Dogs should be able to be in their own backyards without being poisoned.

    • Unfortunately there is nothing fishy about this story – it happens all the time There are some sick individuals out there There already was an attack on their dogs not wanting to be identified is probably to try to protect them from anymore

  2. With ALL the Looney Tunes out there any more I can WELL understand WHY this Person didn’t want to be identified!!!!! Our world is NOT the half-way- SAFE place it was 2 YEARS AGO!!!!


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