Police have no clues in pet deaths
by Alan Reed
Dec 12, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Efforts to find the person or persons responsible for the poisoning-by-antifreeze deaths of two dogs in the last week of November have not been successful, according to Cadiz Police Chief Hollis Alexander. In fact, the police suspect poisoning in the late October death of a third pet, a cat that lived next door to Julie Coleman, who’s dog Moose died from antifreeze on November 30.

Alexander said that the death of a second dog living on Cunningham Avenue, away from Coleman’s Anna Street address was reported to his office on Monday, December 3. “We’ve had no more reports of poisoned animals that I know about,” he added.

The chief said, “We have no leads or clues- nothing to go on, but the investigation is ongoing. We have increased patrols in the area and all of our officers are aware of what has been going on. Of course, this can happen so discretely. A cat or dog can eat a piece of meat and it will be gone before anyone is aware of what has happened.”

Alexander said that the distance between Anna Street and the home at the opposite end of Cunningham Avenue had created uncertainty in the investigation if the two incidents are related, despite the closeness of dates in which the incidents fell.

“We’ve opened a case on the feline that was found deceased just before Halloween, because it was next to where Mrs. Coleman’s dog was. There is a possibility this could be related because the cat was not that old and had no known health problems,” he said.

Alexander said that the perpetrators could face additional charges if believed to be responsible for the deaths of other animals.
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