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Police Seek Assistance in Dog’s Poisoning

Sunday, August 16, 2015 @ 3:55 AM

Prince George, B.C. – Prince George RCMP are trying to locate the person or persons responsible for a recent dog poisoning in the city.

Last Wednesday August 12th, 2015 police received a report that a dog had been poisoned in the Heritage area.  It is believed that sometime overnight, someone threw meat laced with poison into the yard on North Tabor Boulevard.  The dog died as a result and rat poison was found to have been the cause.

At this point in the investigation, police have no suspects or witnesses and have no reason to believe that anyone disliked the dog or its owner.

Although no other recent reports have been made to police, there are indications on social media and through traditional media that there may have been other similar dog deaths or near deaths in our community.

The Prince George RCMP would like to warn dog owners, particularly in the Heritage area, to take extra precautions to ensure your dog(s) remain safe and healthy:

  • Survey your yard regularly to ensure nothing is there that should not be;
  • When possible, bring your dog in at night or when you are out;
  • Monitor your dog(s) closely, especially in public areas like dog parks or hiking trails;
  • Lock any gates to your yard to prevent easy public access;
  • Mend any holes in fences and eliminate the possibility of your dog(s) getting out of your yard;
  • Research the symptoms of poisonings and immediately take your dog to the vet if any are observed;
  • Ensure your dog is not a nuisance to neighbours or passers-by;
  • Report suspicious activity to police.

Causing Cruelty to Animals is a federal Criminal Code offence and subject to arrest and court proceedings.  There is also provincial legislation in BC such as the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.

The RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance in locating those responsible for killing this dog.


When this person is caught, let there be justice…..frontier justice

‘Causing Cruelty to Animals is a federal Criminal Code offence ‘ – complete BS by the way. I personally know people who’s dogs have been poisoned, pepper sprayed, and kicked. The RCMP did nothing, in either cases, told the owners to ‘calm down’, it’s ‘just a dog’ and there is nothing criminal with any of the above activities. In one case, the RCMP were brought to the person who was responsible for animal cruelty, (he was caught on security camera) and they only issued a warning, and gave him a restraining order to stay away from the people’s yard.

The RCMP had ‘better things to do’ in all 3 scenarios. Don’t buy the hype, they have zero interest if anything happens to your pets. Reciting the criminal code act is hilarious, it doesn’t apply at all.

I have cameras with night vision recording everything around my house that goes on. I will review the footage for that night, since that is close to where i live.
Sorry for your loss.

445.1 (1) Every one commits an offence who

(a) wilfully causes or, being the owner, wilfully permits to be caused unnecessary pain, suffering or injury to an animal or a bird;

(b) in any manner encourages, aids or assists at the fighting or baiting of animals or birds;

(c) wilfully, without reasonable excuse, administers a poisonous or an injurious drug or substance to a domestic animal or bird or an animal or a bird wild by nature that is kept in captivity or, being the owner of such an animal or a bird, wilfully permits a poisonous or an injurious drug or substance to be administered to it;

(d) promotes, arranges, conducts, assists in, receives money for or takes part in any meeting, competition, exhibition, pastime, practice, display or event at or in the course of which captive birds are liberated by hand, trap, contrivance or any other means for the purpose of being shot when they are liberated; or

(e) being the owner, occupier or person in charge of any premises, permits the premises or any part thereof to be used for a purpose mentioned in paragraph (d).

Marginal note:Punishment

(2) Every one who commits an offence under subsection (1) is guilty of

(a) an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than five years; or

(b) an offence punishable on summary conviction and liable to a fine not exceeding ten thousand dollars or to imprisonment for a term of not more than eighteen months or to both.

PG101, hope this assists you.
I appreciate RCMP issuing this media release. Although my dog is always supervised and well trained, I’ll let my neighbors know, hopefully there won’t be a recurrence.
It’s also best not to approach a suspect due to the fact that person has to be mentally ill to commit the act.

Nice work with the cameras doneright. This is a total coward move, in a Hollywood world this person would be made to have a cage match with all the neighbourhood dogs in the opposing corner. This is a very sad thing to have happen to these people…hopefuly someone is able to spot this sicko soon.

I live just off North Tabor in Heritage. Our cars have been broken into multiple times and there’s often garbage strewn over lawns and the road. Theres very little police presence in this part of the bowl other than the odd domestic dispute around 1st Ave between Ospika and Tabor, hence its a hotspot of late night shenanigans, some harmless but most not. I don’t want to point fingers, but I suspect the majority of the offenders are local youth.

‘PG101, hope this assists you. ‘ – having something written in the criminal code, and enforcing it, are two different things.

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