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Phoenix Area Dogs Being Poisoned in Backyards

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Residents of a Valley neighborhood in Phoenix are on the lookout for a man they believe is targeting their dogs. So far, two dogs have been found dead, with others reportedly poisoned as well.

In one week, two German Shepherds, from two different homes, have been killed in their own backyards.

One devastated resident, Cynthia Johnston, says she found her 7-month old German Shepherd, Fable, dying in the backyard only minutes after her dogs alerted her to an intruder. When she stepped outside, she saw a man running away, between her home and her neighbor’s, and then found her puppy lying on the ground.

Johnston told AZFamily.com, “My dog was laying on the ground, barely breathing, foam and blood coming out of her mouth, and that’s when I noticed she was poisoned.”

A week earlier, another neighbor’s German Shepherd was poisoned and killed in the same neighborhood.

To date, police have no information and no suspects, but are investigating the deaths. It remains to be seen whether the man is targeting German Shepherds specifically.

Phoenix area residents should be on the lookout for suspicious activity and avoid leaving dogs unattended, even in their own backyards.

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  1. Avatar Of Mary Kay

    Mary Kay


    Black cats are targeted also on Halloween. The sick person who is doing this needs to be caught ASAP!!!!

  2. Avatar Of Dana Yost

    Dana Yost


    This just brought me to tears instantly, and beware folks, every year around Halloween dogs are tortured and killed, keep your dogs by your side. That cute dog that was killed was just a baby, my God.

  3. Avatar Of Steve



    Good thing for the cowardly perp I don’t live there….

  4. Avatar Of Annmarie



    I hope you find this person.

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  6. Avatar Of Pat



    He calls it a “trick”??

  7. Avatar Of Bob Roader

    Bob Roader


    My Ex-Wife’s dog just died in Phoenix. There is a wild flower that is becoming widespread throughout AZ. It’s smell is very appealing to dog, hence… Dogs eat it… It’s symptoms are simalar to Parvo. Early treatment is key. The slighted sign of loss of appetite and listlessness… Seek a Vet… ASAP. People aren’t killing dogs… Plants are. Maybe some sicko is taking advantage of the situation to do what sicko’s do… SICK SHIT.

  8. Avatar Of Lynda Coffey

    Lynda Coffey


    Janet, I thought the same thing but I clicked on the full article and it states in there that it is “on Glovers and 35th Ave”….hope that helps…I hope they catch this sicko.

  9. Avatar Of Janet Margrave

    Janet Margrave


    Would it be too much to report in the article the area where this is happening?

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