Donors Up Reward in Poisoned Dogs Case

$7,000 reward for information leading to arrest and conviction

By Michelle Wayland
|  Monday, May 16, 2011  |  Updated 12:34 PM PDT
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Puppy's Mom Among 10 Dogs Poisoned

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One of the dogs left behind several puppies.

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Puppy's Mom Among 10 Dogs Poisoned

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Anonymous San Diego donors have increased a reward to $7,000 for new information leading to an arrest and conviction after ten dogs were fatally poisoned in Lincoln Park.

“We are making great progress in the case, but there is a lot of evidence to evaluate before we can make an arrest,” said Randy Lawrence, Director of Investigations for the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA.

A search warrant was served at a home at the El Rey Trailer Park on lower 47th Street on April 25, but no arrests were made.

“Any additional information pertaining to the case could help us speed up the process,” said Lawrence.

An anonymous donor added $2,000 to the $5,000 reward on Monday.

“We are grateful to have the support of such a generous community,” said Lawrence.

Animal Field Officers were called to the trailer park April 16 and found five dogs dead upon arrival. They found three more poisoned dogs dead April 17 and two more April 18.

The dogs belong to several different owners. Many of them suffered violent seizures, foaming at the mouth.

One of the dogs left behind several puppies.

Investigators say dogs are known to run freely in the complex. They believe someone got fed up with what some consider a nuisance and took things into their own hands.

If you have any information regarding this case, please call (888) 580-8477.

The crime carries a sentence of one year in prison and a $20,000 fine. Multiple convictions technically could bring consecutive sentences.

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