Someone may be poisoning dogs in Cannon Falls

Police say two pets have died in the past week
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Dog poisoning is suspected in a southeastern Minnesota town where police say at least two pets have been killed in the past week. 

Police in Cannon Falls are asking people to check their yards for any suspicious items that could be related to poisonings. 

The alert says indications are that after getting poisoned the dogs' back legs became paralyzed. One dog died from the suspected poison and the other was put down, police say. 

Anyone who finds something suspicious in their yard should leave it alone and call police. And if your pet seems to be sick call a vet right away. 

Poisonings reported in the spring 

Earlier this year there was a string of reports about possible dog poisonings in the region. 

The most definitive case came in May, when the Scott County Sheriff's office found someone had laced hot dog pieces and beef sticks with medication potentially fatal to dogs or cats.

Those tainted treats were found near Elko New Market a few weeks after reports of dog poisonings in the southern Twin Cities suburb of Apple Valley. Police there said the victims included wild animals as well as pets. 

That came soon after a warning in Minneapolis. Police said someone had left out bread that had been tainted with a harmful chemical. While no dogs were known to have died, the bread did kill a couple of squirrels.

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