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Law Enforcement Looking For Leads In Rash Of Animal Poisonings

Wisconsin DNR

The animal poisonings in the Northwoods continue and law enforcement needs your help to find the parties responsible.

The DNR and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reports the poisonings have happened in Forest, Marinette and Florence counties. The most recent deaths involved two hunting beagles in Forest county.

DNR Warden Lt. Bryan Harrenstein says they are investigating multiple dog, coyote and wolf deaths. He says the deaths began in January, 2019. Harrenstein says there are some things to look for...

"If you see anything abnormal, obviously if you see dead critters, be it a wolf, coyote or any other animals dead along the roadway with no apparent injury like being hit by a car or shot, we're asking people to call us..."

He says this does not include road-kill deer. The poisonings have also killed raptors and raccoons.

He says a tip-off is if you see a dead canine and there's other dead animals nearby. He says don't touch the animals due to the toxicity of the poison. Harrenstein says make a call to wildlife law enforcement...

"What we're asking them to do is call our tipline, 1-800-TIP-WDNR(800-847-9367). That's the best source..."

That number is where you can call or text. You can also report through the DNR website.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in this case.

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