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Deputies from the Huron County Sheriff’s Office are investigating an apparent poisoning of seven German shepherd dogs.
According to Sheriff Kelly J. Hanson, Deputy Steven Bismack responded late Friday afternoon to 1855 W. Richardson Road in Colfax Township to investigate the poisoning.
Hanson said the dog owner, Rachael L. Matson, reported to police her daughter noticed that seven of their nine dogs were very sick.
The Bad Axe Animal Clinic was called and a veterinarian was sent to the Richardson Road property to examine the animals.
“It appears that during the day, an individual or individuals entered the unlocked kennel and put antifreeze in the dogs’ water,” said Hanson. “The on-scene veterinarian determined that the dogs were in such bad shape that a decision was made to euthanize the four young and three adult dogs.”
Animal blood samples and the suspected contaminated water samples were taken. Bismack was assisted by Trooper Jason Berg from the Michigan State Police Post in Bad Axe in gathering other evidence.
Hanson said the matter remains under investigation. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Huron County Sheriff’s Office at (989) 269-6500 during regular business hours, or call Huron Central Dispatch at (989)269-6421 after regular business hours.
Look to the Tribune as further details become available.