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Four neighboring dogs die of suspected poison after visiting nearby park

When: 2012-09-10 21:50:00 -0700
Where: 139 Riverside Dr Manhattan, NY 10024, United States


Details:

Four dogs died under mysterious circumstances after walking in Riverside Park in Hamilton Heights, New York, in July. All four dogs fell into comas during a two-day span after visiting the park and all four dogs lived in the same apartment building on West 137th Street. The dogs were walked in the same section of Riverside Park on July 17 and 18 prompting signs to be placed in the park cautioning dog owners.

Matthew Wood and Emily Picard said their French bulldog Tugs died soon after their walk through the park. He collapsed, had a seizure and began bleeding out of his mouth. The same thing happened to Kim Heismann's terrier mix and Natalia Mari's Chihuahua.

No answers have been forthcoming as to whether it may have been an accidental, intentional or environmental poison that may have caused the dogs to die. In the meantime, pet owners are cautioned to keep a watchful eye on their dogs and for anything suspicious that may be laying on the ground. The ASPCA is now investigating. Anyone with any possible information is asked to call the ASPCA at 212-876-7700 ext 4450.



Comments

We are up to our necks in sick and dead birds right now. Everything from convulsions and other neurological symptoms to vomiting blood. It's a real nightmare. This is NOT an easy death. It's terrible. :( I really hope this was worth it and we didn't just kill all these animals to prevent like a handful of human deaths... no offense. (I'm human too and I'm still not okay with it)
THEY HAVE BEEN SPRAYING LONG ISLAND AND THE NEW YORK METROPOLITAN AREA WITH PESTICIDES TO COMBAT THE WEST NILE VIRUS OUTBREAKS. PLEASE OBTAIN INFORMATION ON YOUR LOCAL SPRAYING SCHEDULES AND KEEP YOURSELF, YOUR PETS, AND YOUR CHILDREN INDOORS DURING AND AROUND ALL SPRAYING TIMES. THANK YOU!!! PLEASE SHARE THIS INFORMATION!!!!
As sad as this is I hope it was only pesticides and the city learns from this and stops using them where ppl walk their dogs. I pray that this isn't the work of some twisted freak/freaks getting off on murdering loved canine family members.. Either way I feel so bad for the owners of those four dogs that crossed the rainbow bridge to early and so suddenly and hope for a speedy and detailed investigation and conclusion...
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