Four neighboring dogs die of suspected poison after visiting nearby park
2012-09-10 21:50:00 -0700
Where: 139 Riverside Dr Manhattan, NY 10024, United States
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.