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Tips Sought on Northern Wis. Dog Poisonings

This poison was recovered at the scene of a dog death in northern Wisconsin. This poison was recovered at the scene of a dog death in northern Wisconsin. |  Photo: Wisconsin DNR

Updated: April 19, 2019 11:03 AM

Authorities are asking the public for tips about several dog poisoning cases in northern Wisconsin.

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Since December, dog deaths have been documented in Bayfield, Florence, and Marinette counties, and authorities say other counties could be involved.  Wildlife including coyotes, weasels, raccoons, and one wolf may also have been poisoned.

The poison was left on the ground on public lands managed by the U.S. Forest Service and the Goodman Timber Company.  Investigators say the dogs died within 30 minutes of ingesting the poison.

The Wisconsin DNR, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the U.S. Forest Service are investigating.  They ask anyone with a tip, even if it seems insignificant, to call or text the DNR violation hotline at 1-800-TIP-WDNR (1-800-847-9367).  Tips can also be made online at https://dnrx.wisconsin.gov/rav.

Authorities recommend that people keep their pets on leashes to restrict their movements off roadways.

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