Skip to main content

Someone's feeding poison-laced biscuits to dogs in St. Paul


Some people in St. Paul have been catching their dogs with poison-laced biscuits.

Residents in the Frogtown neighborhood have been posting to a Facebook group, asking neighbors with pets to check their lawns for suspicious foods – specifically, biscuits baked with rat poison.

Police tell FOX 9 that there are two confirmed cases. However, the Facebook group notes at least six.

One woman in the group wrote that her dog had suddenly died of kidney failure – a symptom of poisoning – noting her vet kept asking if the animal had been exposed to toxins.

Another woman, Kelsey Jurek, found her Italian Greyhound gnawing on one of the biscuits Friday, WCCO reports.

Luckily, she was able to bring her pet to the vet and get medication to save his life.

Then days later, her neighbor found his dog with one of the poison-laced treats.

St. Paul police are investigating. In the meantime, they ask animal owners to check their yard for suspicious items, and keep an eye on pets.

Symptoms of poisoning in dogs include vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, seizures and loss of appetite. To read more, click here.

If you suspect your pet has ingested poison, call your vet immediately. PetMD says you or the vet will probably need to start by trying to induce vomitting in the animal.

KARE 11 says the suspect could face gross misdemeanor charges.

Next Up

Timothy William Tuit

2 people plead guilty in fatal Dakota County home invasion

Two others charged in the incident will go to trial next year.

south lake minnetonka police department

25-year-old arrested after multi-city police chase in western suburbs

Police were called for a welfare check but learned it was a domestic violence incident.

Screen Shot 2021-12-02 at 8.34.54 AM

After getting COVID, Harrison Smith still not considering vaccine

The Vikings safety says he doesn't plan on getting vaccinated.


First omicron variant COVID case detected in MN

The individual is an adult male who lives in Hennepin County and had recently traveled.

wright county Sheriff Sean Deringer

Minnesota sheriff bashes MPD, 'disgusted' by officers' actions

The sheriff said he will no longer defend the Minneapolis Police Department.

Screen Shot 2021-12-02 at 7.59.52 AM

More than 2 years after announcing, Duck Donuts finally opens at MOA

The grand opening of the new location took place Wednesday.

unsplash - school girl students

St. Paul is closing 6 schools amid declining enrollment

The board revised the plan after the school communities voiced concerns.

Karl-Anthony Towns

X-rays negative after Karl-Anthony Towns takes scary fall

Towns crashed hard to the ground late in the game Wednesday night.

Minneapolis police

2 more homicides push Minneapolis closer to record set in 1995

The deadly shootings happened on the city's North Side Wednesday night.

Karl-Anthony Towns

KAT sets a franchise record, leaves early in loss to Wizards

Towns fell on his back in the final minutes of a loss in Washington.

Flickr - police lights squad siren - Edward Kimmel

Man shot by police in Forest Lake dies from injuries

It was one of two police shootings in the Twin Cities on the same day, both of which proved fatal.


Someone's jamming fish hooks in meat and feeding it to dogs

The fish hooks were found hidden in chunks of meat.

Look out for suspicious bread in your yard – someone is trying to poison dogs again

If you find suspicious bread in your yard, you should file a police report.

Someone may be poisoning dogs in Cannon Falls

Police say two pets have died in the past week

Dogs poisoned by sausage treats laced with unknown substance in Wisconsin

A white substance has been placed inside the sausages, which are then wrapped in tooth floss.