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Someone is Poisoning Dogs, Wildlife Near U.P. Border, Authorities Warn

posted May 12, 2019, 10:42 PM by chloe owens

4/22/2019, by Tanda Gmiter, MLive

Someone is poisoning dogs, wildlife near U.P. border, authorities warn

Family pets and several types of wildlife have died after ingesting fast-acting poison in recent weeks near the Upper Peninsula’s border with Wisconsin. Authorities have issued a warning, saying it seems someone is intentionally mixing an insecticide with meat and leaving it for animals to find. Government agencies and local authorities are asking for the public’s help in solving a string of fatal poisonings that have occurred since December in three Wisconsin counties along or near the U.P.'s western border…“In addition to the unfortunate poisoning of these family pets, investigators also found dead coyotes, weasels, raccoons and one wolf that they suspect also were poisoned. Lab tests are underway to confirm the cause of death in these wildlife cases.”