The Regina Police Service is asking for information from the public that may help in an investigation into a recent case in which a dog died of poisoning. It is not known, at this time, if this was an accidental poisoning or the result of a deliberate action.
Earlier this week, the Regina Police Service learned of rumours of a dog poisoning in Regina on social media (Facebook). After some preliminary inquiries, police spoke with the owner of a dog which had gotten sick on July 18th and then died, two days later, on July 20th. The owner indicated a vet did testing and confirmed the dog somehow ingested rabbit poison, but it is not known exactly how the dog ingested the poison or in what substance it may have been contained. At this point, police are not sure of the exact time or location where this occurred, except that it is believed to have occurred on July 18th in Wascana View neighbourhood park.
Police are asking anyone who may have information to assist in this investigation to call the Regina Police Service at 306-777-6500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). In addition, the Regina Police Service reminds dog owners to keep their pets on a leash. This would also be a good time to pay extra attention, while walking dogs or playing outdoors, to any unusual substance or activity. Anyone who notes something suspicious is asked to contact police.