By Jennifer McRae

EAGLE COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– Deputies with the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office are searching for those responsible for poisoning pets after two dogs died last week. The family dogs became very ill after coming inside from the yard.

It happened on Aug. 27. The dogs were let back inside after being in the family yard near the El Jebel Mobile Home Park. After being let inside, one dog began acting strangely and became very sick, vomiting some chicken meat.

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The family said they did not feed the chicken meat to the dogs. Soon after, the second dog became sick and seemed to have eaten the same suspect meat.

Both dogs continued to be sick and were taken to the veterinary clinic. The first dog died within a few hours and the second had to be put down after its condition continued to worsen.

Blood tests taken from both dogs show traces of a specific poison in the bloodstream. The tests have been sent away for further testing.

(credit: Eagle County)

If you think you may have any information about the suspect(s) or this crime, please call the Eagle County Sheriff Office at (970) 328-8500 or remain anonymous and call the Eagle County Crime Stoppers at 970-328-7007, 1-800-972-TIPS, submit your tip online at or send a mobile tip using the free ‘P3 Tips’ mobile app. If your tip leads to the arrest and indictment of any suspect involved, you could earn a CASH reward from the Eagle County Crime Stoppers.


Jennifer McRae

Comments (3)
  1. Jay Alenby says:

    My guess is that these yippy little dogs never shut up and the owners were too irresponsible and disrespectful to do anything about it. The park to police could have gotten involved if someone had called them instead of poisoning them.

    1. WS Boyle says:

      Just like all Trump supporters——-Blame the victims clear the perpetrators after all they did nothing wrong.

  2. WS Boyle says:

    Catch the person responsible for this and feed him chicken laced with the same poison. See how he feel s after eating it. I know cruel and unusual punishment. Soooooo while in jail feed him or her chicken 3 meals a day with a container of the poison out side their cell. Psychology could work wonders not to mention karma.

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