Red Deer RCMP investigate two reports of pet poisoning


In the last five days, Red Deer RCMP have received two complaints of dogs being poisoned in the Kentwood neighbourhood. The first complaint came in on May 22 when a resident reported that her two dogs had become ill and were believed to have been poisoned. RCMP verified that the symptoms the dogs suffered were consistent with poisoning.

On May 26, RCMP received a second report where a resident of Kentwood suspected his dog had been poisoned, resulting in its death.

RCMP investigation has not resulted in any witnesses or suspects regarding these incidents, and police have no information as to what type of poison may have been used.

Poisoning pets is a criminal offence; potential charges for these acts of cruelty include Criminal Code 445 (injuring or endangering animals other than cattle) and Criminal Code 445.1 (causing animals or birds unnecessary suffering).

Pet owners concerned about their pet’s health or symptoms their pet is showing should contact their veterinarian.

If you have information regarding these incidents, please call Red Deer RCMP at 403.343.5575. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1.800.222.8477 or report it online at