Anti-freeze dog deaths likely 'targeted incident,' police say

The deaths of two dogs last week from antifreeze poisoning appear to have been intentional and targeted, police say.

2 dogs died after eating sausages soaked in chemicals in their backyard

Phoebe, left, and Max died this week after eating a sausage laced with anti-freeze that was in their backyard. (Submitted by Love Your Pet)

The deaths of two dogs last week from anti-freeze poisoning appear to have been intentional and targeted, police say.

Three dogs became ill last Tuesday after eating sausages soaked in anti-freeze in the backyard of a home in Patterson Heights.

Bailey also ate the sausages but is expected to recover. (Submitted by Love Your Pet)

The chemical caused the kidneys of two dogs to shut down. One dog did survive, likely because her owners say she ate fewer of the poisoned sausages.

Now, police are asking for the public's help in the "isolated and targeted incident."

No suspects have been identified but detectives are asking anyone with information about the case to contact them at 403-266-1234 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.

Investigators canvassed the area around where the animals lived in the 100 block of Patterson Rise S.W. and are continuing to collect evidence in the case.

All animal owners in the area are advised to be aware of what their pets are ingesting, both in their own yards and while walking on the street.