Thursday, November 30, 2017

Webb City Police investigating dog poisoning

(From the Webb City Police Department)

On Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 3 p.m. officers with the Webb City Police Department received a report of a possible animal poisoning in the 800 block of West Fourth Street. 

The owners of the dog left their dog secured in their yard when they left for work the morning of Tuesday, November 28th. When they returned later Tuesday evening their dog was lethargic and would not eat. They took their dog to an emergency veterinarian in Joplin where treatment was started for possible poisoning of an unknown substance. 

The owners have since given the dog to the Joplin Humane Society for continued treatment. We are encouraging anyone with information in this case to contact Lieutenant Travis Osterman or Detective Sergeant Joe Beckett at 417 673-1911.

(From the Joplin Humane Society)

We are sorry for the graphic photo, but we think it’s important that pet owners be aware that there are monsters out there, walking among us.

Everyone please hug and love your pets tonight. We were horrified to learn that a resident of Webb City came home to find that their dog had apparently been poisoned and had glue put in his mouth. The dog is in critical condition, and although one of our staff members has offered to help cover an initial emergency evaluation, the owners think it is probably already too late.

We will update as soon as we know more about the dog’s condition.

1 comment:

  1. I hope that person serves jail time, pays a huge fine and has to serve community service and be on probation. How cruel-hearted.