Reward climbs for answers in deaths of poisoned dogs

    A donation from a Downe, N.J., resident has upped the reward being offered for answers in the deaths of five poisoned dogs in the area. The figure is now a round $2,000.

    Stacey Lewis contacted the News of Cumberland County Saturday to offer an additional $1,400 to the then-$600 reward being offered. Lewis said her recent decision to euthanize her aging, ill pug helped her sympathize with the five people whose dogs have died after eating poisoned meatballs found in the Dividing Creek area.

    Preliminary tests on the meatballs have proven inconclusive.

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