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By News-Argus Staff
Published in News on August 1, 2007 1:45 PM

The Humane Society of the United States is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible for allegedly poisoning dogs with anti-freeze in the Grantham community. Four dogs are dead and one survived after emergency treatment and hospitalization. A test administered by the treating veterinarian detected ethylene glycol, which is found in anti-freeze. All five dogs showed signs of anti-freeze ingestion.

Ethylene glycol, the main ingredient in almost all major anti-freeze brands, has an inviting aroma, a sweet flavor. Its appealing smell and taste often tempt animals and children to drink the highly poisonous substance.

Wayne County Animal Control is investigating the case.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Wayne County Animal Control Director Justin Scally at 731-1439.


*Someone broke into Barwick's Produce in Mount Olive and stole a Sony Playstation game system, video games, watermelons and cash, all valued at $616.

Breaking and entering

*Someone broke into Wayne Opportunity Center on South George Street through an air vent and tried to steal money from a snack machine, damaging the air vent and the snack machine. Total damage was estimated at $1,250.