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Two More Dogs Die In Forest Co. Incidents, Officials Need Infomation

Wisconsin DNR

Federal and state conservation law enforcement officers are asking the public to step forward with information after the deaths of two more dogs in northern Forest county.

One reward of $1,000 has been offered.  The animals appeared to have ingested some planted toxin.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service press release indicates the first deaths happened in the Town of Alvin, and the second two dogs died last weekend in the same general area.

Wisconsin DNR conservation warden Lt. Bryan Harrenstein says these deaths are similar to the others...

"The owner was coming up to the cabin and the dogs were running around on the road and ended up picking up some substance and they ended up dying..."

He hopes the public can move the investigation forward...

"The partnerships we have, the sportsmen, community members, we really need them right now. If anybody has some information they can point us in that direction..."

Nine domestic dog deaths have occurred in Forest, Marinette and Florence counties. While the investigation is focused on the three counties, it is unknown if other counties could be involved.

Investigators also have found dead raptors, coyotes, weasels, raccoons and wolves.

Lt. Harrenstein says call the DNR tipline anonymously at 1-800-TIP-WDNR or 1-800-847-9367, or visit the DNR website.

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