Dog poisoning puts La Cañada Flintridge residents on edge

A La Cañada Flintridge neighborhood is on edge after the latest in a series of dog poisonings, this time reportedly from a meatball laced with a .

told KCBS-TV on Tuesday that his 7-year-old dog June nearly died a few weeks ago after ingesting a meatball laced with what a veterinarian later determined to be strychnine, a pesticide that can be lethal.

“She was just lethargic, confused, tripping,” he said.

said he found two other poisoned meatballs on his property that he said, if consumed, likely would have killed June. The incident was reported at about 7:30 a.m., Aug. 25, in the 4100 block of Hampstead Road, and was listed in a Los Angeles County sheriff's log as “willful poisoning of an animal,” the La Cañada Valley Sun reported.

It's not the first time a dog has been poisoned on Horwath's property.

He said that four years ago his dog Benny was poisoned, but also managed to survive. In 2009, another dog of his died after experiencing the same symptoms. A next-door neighbor who didn't want to be identified also told KCBS that her dog died eight years ago after being poisoned.

Horwath speculated that the meatballs were thrown into his backyard from a community trail that lines his fence.

Authorities told KCBS they believe it was an isolated incident. But it had dog owners in the nervous, nonetheless.

“It makes me feel very apprehensive about taking them out,”

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    • noelBL22
    • September 18, 2013

    Im surprised this boxer dont ear him thats what mine would do haha

    • mistytinker13
    • September 18, 2013

    That kitten was crazy affectionate to the dog, had it come from a home with dogs? Sure was brave haha, both are adorable!

    • grappsg1
    • September 18, 2013

    Fuck the cat and dog, I want to slip my tube steak into Amy Ho’s dirty underwear!

    • behest
    • September 18, 2013

    purring sooooo loud!

    • Bummelle Vogel
    • September 18, 2013

    dog is like: WUT WUT WUT WUT WUUUUT WUT WUT WUT?!?!?! Dx

    • Team Ailisuu Gaming
    • September 18, 2013

    “First the dog… Then the WORLD!”

    • mishavu
    • September 18, 2013

    Cat: You guys gave me a dog!? I will love him and squeeze him and kiss him and call him fluffy.

    • scandia61
    • September 18, 2013

    What a sweet puppy! This is beyond cute. : )

    • shellywhite509
    • September 18, 2013

    This is just to. Cute!! 🙂

    • shadowdancer344
    • September 18, 2013

    that is what instant friendship looks like

    • Tigron101
    • September 18, 2013

    You can tell those 2 are gonna be BFFs. 😀

    • Melissa Hunt
    • September 18, 2013

    Wow, you can even here the kitten purring! What a lovely tempered Boxer and what a brave baby kitty! This is so heartwarming to see!

    • Maaria Butt
    • September 18, 2013

    So damn cute, reminds me of my two! ♥♥

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    • BreeDragoness
    • September 18, 2013

    Awww so cute! The both want to be friends, but the boxer doesn’t know what to do with the cat. Lol. XP

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