Owners looking for public’s help in Fort Erie dog deaths

Photo supplied - Thor and Shasta.
Photo supplied – Thor and Shasta.

The owners of the two dogs in Fort Erie that died last week under suspicious circumstances are looking for the public’s help to find the person or people responsible for the deaths.

“Our dogs were deliberately and maliciously poisoned this week on our property,” Megan Sunners said in an email. “The veterinarian at the Thorold Emergency Veterinarian clinic was able to find evidence of poison after testing both dogs.”

“Their large size (Thor and Shasta were Great Pyrenees) also contributed to their belief it was deliberate as they would have to ingest a significant quantity,” she said.

Both dogs died last Thursday morning after the family noticed they were in distress Wednesday evening and took them to the vet.

In a press release issued Thursday, the Niagara Regional Police said they are treating the incident as criminal in nature, https://eriemedia.ca/nrp-seek-assistance-suspicious-death-dogs-fort-erie/

“This is being treated as an isolated incident specifically directed at hurting our family,” Sunners said. “This was a deliberate, criminal, pre-meditated act and the police do not believe any other dogs in the area are in danger.”

The location of the incident was Mathews Rd/Michener Rd area in Fort Erie, ON.

The Niagara Regional Police and the family are looking for information about this incident. Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477 or the Fort Erie Detective Office at 905-871-2300 ext. 2321.

“Our family is still processing what has happened and grieving,” Sunners said. “We do not feel safe on our street and ask that anyone with any suspicions or information please call in an anonymous tip to Crimestoppers.”