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Sheriff's Office Investigates Reported Dog Poisonings in Rice Lake

The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office says there have been several reports over the past month of dogs that may have been poisoned in the City of Rice Lake. The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office says there have been several reports over the past month of dogs that may have been poisoned in the City of Rice Lake. |  Photo: Carl Sauer/WDIO/File

Ryan Juntti
Updated: November 19, 2018 04:59 PM

The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office says there have been several reports over the past month of dogs that may have been poisoned in the City of Rice Lake.

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The sheriff's office says owners have reported their dogs have gotten sick without a clear reason, and that at least two owners have found their dogs deceased.

The sheriff's office says there is no clear evidence or reason for these cases, but they are asking residents to be alert for anything suspicious and to keep their pets close by.

There is no connection between the owners who have reported these incidents, nor are all the homes near one another, according to the sheriff's office.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division in Duluth at 218-336-4350.

The City of Rice Lake has a community newsletter on their website with tips that include:

  • Keep dogs leashed and in your sight while outside
  • Do not allow animals to eat or drink anything they find outside
  • Inspect your property and surroundings for any unusual substances, containers, etc.
  • Do not touch any unidentified substances
  • Call 911 to report any suspicious findings

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Ryan Juntti

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