Two more dog deaths could be result of tainted meatballs

    Whatever’s in the tainted meatballs killing Cumberland County, N.J. dogs is fast-acting. An autopsy of 5-year-old golden retriever, Raymond, revealed the meat was able to kill him without being digested.

    Two more deaths were reported yesterday, after the News of Cumberland County reported Raymond and two others died after consuming the meatballs they found in Downe near the Dividing Creek area.

     

    All five cases happened between Feb. 10 and 11.

    Doug Ely, of the Division of Fish and Wildlife, suggested the meatballs may have been put out by someone trying to kill coyotes, which is legal. The investigation is ongoing.

    We’re awaiting a call back from the Cumberland County SPCA.

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