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Dogs Poisoned in West Mobile, Investigation Underway

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MOBILE COUNTY, ALABAMA - After spending 5 days at an animal hospital, Rosie is now back at home.

"They did fluids and antibiotics. I've been so angry. I've never been so angry," said Oma Dobbs.

Oma Dobbs says her dog and her brother's dog, Vader, were poisoned. Vader did not survive.

"We were basically both crying," said Alonzo Dobbs.

Alonzo says last Friday morning, his wife called Vader back in from outside, when she noticed he was trembling.

"It was more than just being cold. He was starting to go into convulsions and then she noticed a strange smell on him, that he smelled like something that would remind her of a skunk," he said.

That's when he called his sister.

"I look and my dog just has saliva dripping out of its mouth. Her cheeks was just going in like this and she was quivering. She looked like she was dying," she said.

They say whoever poisoned the dogs came onto their property and purposely put the tainted food close enough to their home for the animals to eat, and the culprit left their tracks.

"I was having to walk real slow because all this was still frozen solid because it was very cold Friday morning. The tracks were basically right here in the middle of this trail," said Alonzo.

He found a bowl of food with something mixed inside. "You could smell a strong odor. To me it looked like black pepper or pepper seeds," said Alonzo.

The two  siblings live on what used to be a farm, with lots of land. "I have cats. There's all kinds of wildlife out here. They were targeting anything that would go to that type of food," Oma said.

A dead raccoon and blue jay were also found near the tainted food. The siblings say while they've never had any complaints about their pets, they have an idea who's behind the poisoning and wants justice for the animals.

Today, the Mobile County Sheriff's Office served a warrant for trespassing to a nearby neighbor. That person's name has not been released. Alonzo says this is the second time Vader had been poisoned. He was also poisoned last spring and spent 12 hundred dollars in vet bills.
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