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New information on case of dead dogs in Lockport: not beaten & bruised but maybe poisoned

Posted at 6:28 PM, Jan 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-15 18:28:25-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — There are still questions about exactly what happened to two dogs found dead about two-weeks ago in a trash bag on the side of Wilson Road in Lockport.

Niagara County SPCA Veterinarian Dr. Chris Brown conducted a necropsy on the animals and examined them thoroughly. According to Brown, when the dogs bodies were first brought in, their fur was badly matted and they were covered in black dirt that made it look like they were burned. He found that they were not burned and bruised.

We now know the dogs were both female and were two to four years old-- one a Lhaso Apso and the other a wired haired terrier. Brown says when he examined the intestines, Brown found some suspicious material. He says it is possible it's some sort of poison but won't know until test results come back later this week.

"Say it some sort of poison then you can determine if that poison is readily available or something that is not and would certainly point to these animals were poisoned," Brown added. "Maybe the dog sat in the cupboard or maybe lick-up something."

There has been an out pouring of support for finding the suspects of this case, people have pledged thousands of dollars to try any information on this case.

Niagara County SPCA is investigating the case, if you have any information call 716-438-3327.