Rash of Pet Poisonings Hit NorCal Town

Thursday, Oct 21, 2010  |  Updated 12:21 PM PDT
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Rash of Pet Poisonings Hit NorCal Town

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Someone is causing animals to eat antifreeze in Manteca

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Pet lovers are sure to be upset by something that is happening just outside the Bay Area.

Police say someone is poisoning dogs and cats with antifreeze.  This is happening in the Central Valley town of Manteca.
   
Over the past few weeks, at least seven dogs and cats have died after ingesting food laced with the chemical used to protect engines from freezing or boiling temperatures.

Police say the poisonings are no accident. Animal Control officials say someone is throwing poisoned meat wrapped in foil into backyards.

So far, investigators have no suspects.

Officers have stepped up patrols of the neighborhood, and the homeowner's association has increased security.

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