Don't Eat the Meat: Two Dogs Die in Suspected Poisoning Plot

By Ashley E. Brown
|  Thursday, May 27, 2010  |  Updated 10:26 PM EDT
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Poisoned Meatballs Kill Two Dogs

One of the dogs poisoned in Centreville, Va.

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Poisoned Meatballs Kill Two Dogs

Police in Fairfax County are looking for the person who threw pieces of meat spiked with poison in the yards of a Centreville neighborhood. Two pets that ate the meat have died.
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Investigators are looking for the person who threw poison-spiked meatballs into the yards of at least three homes in a Centreville, Va., neighborhood Wednesday night, according to Fairfax County police.

Two dogs died today after eating the tainted meat. One was a five-month-old pit bull puppy; the other, an adult West Highland terrier. A third dog was sickened and taken to a vet for treatment, according to authorities.

The meat was found around homes in the 15000 block of Olddale Road. Police haven't figured out what kind of toxic substance was in the meat, but in the meantime, they're working with animal control officers to search the neighborhood for clues that might lead them to a suspect.

Police are warning all residents, especially those with children and small pets, to inspect their yards for anything suspicious.

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