Community Forest dog deaths ruled unnatural poisonings
Results from the necropsy and toxicology tests have come back from Cornell University’s Animal Health Diagnostic Centre confirming a foreign toxic substance was found in two dogs killed in the Cranbrook Community Forest late last year, Steeples Veterinary Clinic reported this afternoon.
“This means that we are confident in saying that this is not a naturally occurring substance, and this is not an environmental issue. This supports the RCMP’s Investigation into criminal behaviour. At this point, we cannot release the identity of the substance as it is a key part of an ongoing criminal case. On that note, we urge anyone who may have any information to call the Cranbrook RCMP (250-489-3471) or Crimestoppers (1-800-222-8477) or visit bccrimestoppers.com,” the clinic stated on Facebook.
“We also advise you to still be cautious in the area, or avoid it all together. Any suspicious activity or information should be reported to the RCMP.
“We care very much for the heath of your animals so we hope you share this information with our community. We would also like to give a special thank you to Lisa Cox of the Recreation Sites and Trails BC for a massive financial contribution. Also, we would like to thank the Cranbrook RCMP for taking this case very seriously and pursuing investigation, as well as Cranbrook Veterinary Hospital and Tanglefoot Veterinary Services for their assistance as well,” Steeple Veterinary said.