Several dogs poisoned in northern Wisconsin, authorities ask for help

MADISON (WKOW) — Authorities are looking for more information about a string of dog poisonings in northern Wisconsin.

“The Wis. Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the U.S. Forest Service are seeking the public’s help in solving several cases involving the poisoning deaths of domestic dogs and wildlife since December,” a press release from the Department of Natural Resources said Friday.

The dogs died on public property in Bayfield, Marinette and Florence counties. The areas are managed by the United States Forestry Service and Goodman Timber Company, according to the DNR.

The dogs died, the DNR said, in under 30 minutes after eating the poison.

The DNR said investigators also found dead coyotes, weasels, raccoons and one wolf which they suspect were also poisoned.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the DNR’s Violation Hotline by either texting or calling 1-800 TIP-WDNR or 1-800-847-9367. Tips can also be reportedonline here. 

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