A resident in the Greenwood Acres Subdivision of Mauriceville recently called the Orange County Sheriff’s Dept. concerning a dog that had possibly been poisoned. Animal Control officer Rocky Bridges responded to the area to meet with owners of the dog. The dog’s owner had taken the dog to a local veterinarians office once they realized their pet may have been poisoned. The dog was treated and is expected to make a fullr recovery.

The Sheriff’s office soon began receiving more calls from residents reporting their dogs poisoned. Deputy Bridges canvassed the neighborhood and spoke with several residents who have had dogs die as a result of being poisoned.

Throughout the past couple days, OCSO has received more calls from residents reporting their dogs being poisoned. As of Thursday, Jan. 24, there have been a total of seven dogs confirmed dead as a result of some sort of poisoning.

OCSO is investigating these incidents, and is asking anyone with information concerning this incident to contact them at 883-2612.