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Kamloops residents growing concerned over suspected poisonings of dogs

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May 24, 2017 - 5:03 PM

KAMLOOPS - Residents in Kamloops' Brocklehurst neighbourhood are sounding off on social media over the poisoning of dogs in the area.

On May 19, Troy Duperreault posted on Facebook that his daughter's dog had allegedly been poisoned in the neighbourhood.

In his post, which has been shared more than 320 times, Duperreault warns residents in the area to look out for suspicious objects being thrown into their yard.

In the comment thread below, Duperreault says the veterinarian working on the dog suspected rat poison was used. He alleges dog toys and hot dogs were soaked in poison and left in the area for dogs to find.

Also in the thread, Duperreault mentions suspected rat poison pellets being found in yards.

Since he first posted the warning, many people have responded and some came forward to share their own experiences of dogs allegedly being poisoned in the area.

Another Facebook user, Steve Kay, posted in a local group today, May 24, saying his neighbour's dog had also been poisoned.

Kamloops RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Jodi Shelkie says police have received one report of a suspected poisoning since Friday, May 19.

Shelkie says no necropsy was performed on the dog, but a blood test performed by a veterinarian showed signs consistent with poisoning including blood in the stool but aren't considered conclusive.

Facebook users have also commented on Duperreault's post claiming their dogs had been poisoned in the Brock or North Shore areas over the past year or two.

If you have any information on these incidents or you own a dog who was poisoned in the area, you can leave a comment below or reach us via email at news@infonews.ca.

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