FIRESTONE, Colo. (CBS4) – Police in Firestone are trying to figure out what killed two dogs in their own backyard.

Kyra and Dozer Boy were found dead in the yard of their home last week.

Tesla and Travis Dougherty, the owners, told CBS4 the pets were outside for only 20 minutes before they suddenly died. Tesla said she had let the dogs out in the backyard, and when she came back out and called for them to come in, they never came. Instead she found their lifeless bodies lying in the yard.

After two tests, it was discovered that both dogs had meat in their esophogus. That meat is now being tested for possible poisoning at a Texas A&M laboratory.

The Doughertys say that whatever was in the meat was so toxic that the dogs died before it reached their stomachs.

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Tesla and Travis Dougherty (credit: CBS)

“I’m angry about it. I want to do something about it but I feel helpless that I can’t,” Tesla said.

The department says they have identified a person of interest in the case.

The Firestone Police Department’s Facebook page has been flooded with comments about the case, and some say they know “who” that person of interest is. Their identity has not yet been released by officials.

In the meantime, the Doughertys say they hope to bring a new dog into their family soon.

Comments (4)
  1. Waylon says:

    Awful! I can’t believe the evil out there if these two precious animals were poisoined!

  2. tedi padilla says:

    I have a perfect free dog for them – 3 year old Brindell Boxer pure bread – needs a good home and they look like good dog people

  3. CD says:

    I hope the cops find who did it and he is prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Actually, anyone who does this sort of thing has probably done other bad things, also. In that case, hopefully some more unsolved crimes will be solved. How horrible.

  4. WG says:

    Odd that Toronto a large Muslim population has over 20 dogs killed by poison, San Diego 10, Charlotte, NC, Spokane, Wash ect ect
    “Muslims are poisoning dogs because they consider them to be filth Mohammedans consider dogs to be “ritually unclean” and anti-dog campaigns have been noted on various Spanish-language Muslim websites. There are also reports of dog owners being threatened and harassed by Muslims while taking their pets for a walk.”

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