Three dogs in the Chula Vista area were poisoned and now Crime Stoppers is offering a $2,200 reward to track down the suspect or suspects.
The dogs were all fed hot dogs, where pesticide was hidden inside, Chula Vista police said.
The first case happened on April 7 when the dog’s owner found the pup ill after a brief backyard break in an Otay Ranch neighborhood. The dog was rushed to a veterinary hospital, where the animal died, police said.
Police said the second and third case happened a week later in the same neighborhood, when a second family found two of their dogs ill, also after taking a backyard break.
Those dogs were also taken to a veterinary hospital, but died on the way there.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Chula Vista Police Department at 619-691-5151 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at 888-580-8477.