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Poisoning suspected in Glenshire dog deaths

A series of mysterious dog deaths near Glenshire in the past few years has Dan Olsen at the Town of Truckee’s Animal Control division sniffing around.

Since 1997, six dogs have died for unknown reasons in the Glenshire/Meadows area. But after further investigation, interviews and animal necropsy, ingested toxin is believed to be the cause of the deaths.

“We have very sketchy information right now but I do have an officer investigating some leads,” Olsen said from the Animal Control office in Town Hall.

A total of nine dogs have contracted the suspected toxin, and three have survived. Symptoms may include vomiting and swollen paws.

One case occurred with a 6-year-old hound that had been the subject of a barking complaint.

“I don’t want to release all the information we have right now,” Olsen said, “but we may have a suspect.”

Olsen said pet owners in Glenshire or the Meadows should be on alert of the incidents and should consider extra precaution for their animals.

Anyone with information regarding the deaths should contact Animal Control at (530) 582-7830.

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