Woodbridge pet owners on alert after poisoning

Woodbridge police are warning pet owners in town to keep their dogs and cats inside as they search for the person who set out poison

WOODBRIDGE - Woodbridge police are warning pet owners in town to keep their dogs and cats inside as they search for the person who set out poison traps that killed a local dog.

Authorities say a Newfoundland and lab mix was poisoned so much that within an hour, the dog was dead.

"That's just beyond cruel, I can't imagine somebody doing something like that," says Paul Neidmann, a Woodbridge Animal Control official.

While pet owners are on edge, animal control officers are canvassing Clark Road looking for evidence.

"Dogs shouldn't be roaming to begin with, however that's no excuse to set out poison for anything," Neidmann says.

Authorities say neighbors on Clark Road let their dog outside last week, and within an hour he was found dead in front of his kennel. An autopsy showed tainted meat chunks in the dog's stomach.

"They don't feed the dog meat, so obviously the meat was the conveyance of which the poison got into the dog's system," Neidmann says.

While it's unclear if the dog on Clark Road was the intended target, investigators are warning everyone in Woodbridge to keep their animals safe.

Pat Crisco, of Woodbridge, says he isn't taking any chances with his dog.

"I have a dog we keep on an electric fence. I think I'll be a little more careful now," he says.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

1 Money Matters: Self-employed retirement savings
About 500 volunteers helped at Saturday's event. 2 Volunteers wrap thousands of gifts for children in need
A large number of Long Islanders wonder if 3 What's in the Water: Cancer on the block
According to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, insurance companies have 4 LIers fed up with stalled Sandy aid
Click PLAY for the latest weather forecast. 5 Connecticut Weather Forecast

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Focus on Connecticut Focus on Connecticut

Features local, state and federal officials discussing the issues around southwestern Connecticut.

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut. Our Lives

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut.

Each week News 12 Connecticut introduces you to Hometown Hero

News 12 highlights people who give to the community.

We spotlight a local team each week. Connecticut Team of the Week

Each week News 12 Connecticut highlights a team from a local school.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE