Reward Offered for Information on Dog and Wildlife Poisonings
04/29/2019- The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, the Wisconsin DNR and the U.S. Forest Service are seeking the public’s help in solving several cases involving the poisoning deaths of dogs and other wildlife since December. Dog deaths have occurred in Bayfield, Marinette and Florence Counties; however, it is unknown if other counties could be involved. In addition to the poisoning of these pets, investigators also found dead coyotes, weasels, raccoons and one wolf that they suspect were poisoned. The deaths occurred on public properties managed by the U.S. Forest Service and the Goodman Timber Company. The poison was found on the ground in rural areas and subsequently ingested by the dogs. People walking their pets are recommended to keep them on leashes to restrict their movements off of roadways to avoid possible contact with any poison. A reward of up to $1000 is being offered for information that leads to the arrest and/or charges being filed against a responsible party. The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service asks anyone with information to contact the Service Office of Law Enforcement at 608-221-1206.