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Three dogs dead and one fighting to stay alive after pet owner and vet suspect case of poisoning

Posted at 9:24 PM, Nov 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-20 23:06:44-05

TULSA, Okla. -- Shawn Williams said it started on Friday.

Her dog couldn't get up, suffering convulsions and seizures. He was put down the next day. Then when Williams woke up on Sunday morning, her husky was dead in his igloo.

A third dog died Tuesday, and the fourth with symptoms can barely move. We spoke with the veterinarian at Skiatook Animal Clinic who cared for them. She believes poison is the cause, but said she needs more testing to know what kind.

"I didn't want them to lay there any longer. It doesn't change the fact of what happened, I know that's what happened," Williams said.

She said her neighbor saw two people on horseback drop what looked like meatballs for the dogs when riding past last week. The Tulsa County Sheriff's Office is investigating, and deputies feel hopeful about finding a suspect.

"I'd like to ask him "why?" If he got... I don't think the punishment would suit the crime, really. I don't think it would be enough," Williams said.

Williams said her dogs had free reign over the yard and they were known to bark at the horses that would ride by. But the pet owner said she was never concerned about her dogs getting violent.


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