Rogers Park, Edgewater dog owners warned

Fri. March 23, 2012 10:15 AM by News Staff

Chicago, IL - Dog owners in the Rogers Park and Edgewater neighborhoods on the North Side are being warned to watch their dogs carefully after three dogs died from poison.

Apparently someone is putting out pellets of squirrel poison in alleyways and grassy areas where people walk their dogs. Several dogs have eaten the poison and died.

Alderman Joe Moore (49th) and Alderman Pat O'Connor (40th) issued a warning to residents in their wards.

The pellets can look like ground hamburger from a distance.

Police aren't sure if someone is deliberately leaving the pellets out for dogs or if its unintentional, but it is illegal to place poison out in the open.

Pet owners are asked to report anything suspicious and be on the look out for the poison pellets.