LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — PETA is hoping a $5,000 reward will lead to an arrest and conviction in a case involving some Las Vegas pets who were poisoned.
On March 28, three dogs ate meat tainted with strychnine, according to a veternarian’s report. One dog died and two became sick in The Lakes neighborhood. Strychnine is found in rat poison and is toxic.
Homeowner Sean Cornwall’s surveillance video showed his dogs finding the meat in his backyard and eating it. He says it was thrown over his backyard wall.
He has started a GoFundMe page to also pay a reward in the case.
Other neighbors near Fort Apache Road and Mariner Cove Drive have come forward saying they also believe their dogs have been poisoned, as well.
PETA Vice President Colleen O’Brien said, “There may be a serial dog poisoner on the loose, and PETA is calling on anyone with information about this case to come forward immediately so that this culprit can be held accountable and stopped from hurting anyone else.”
Metro Police are investigating and say the person responsible could face a cruelty to animals charge.
8 News Now reported on Wednesday about three more dogs who died and may have suffered the same fate in Henderson. A toxicology report showed a rat poison in the animal’s stomachs.
Anyone with information is urged to call Crimestoppers at (702) 385-5555.