Crime Alert from Pflugerville Police and Animal Welfare Services
Updated: 5/17/2017 at 4:15 p.m.
Pflugerville Police Department encourages local pet owners to be watchful after two reported incidents of dogs being potentially poisoned. The two incidents have taken place in the Creekside Neighborhood. The Pflugerville Police Chief Robledo and Commander Smith met with the nearby Mountain Creek Homeowner Association on May 16 for their regular meeting, discussed the incidents and gave homeowners proactive tips. Homeowners have discovered their dogs in their yards consuming foreign items not given to the animal by the owner. So far one dog has passed away as a result.
The Police Department and Pflugerville Animal Welfare Services are jointly investigating these crimes and all evidence is being analyzed.
Pflugerville Animal Welfare Services encourages pet owners to take the following precautions:
- Check your yard for any foreign objects
- Save any foreign items you didn’t provide for your dogs in case your dog exhibits any distress symptoms
Symptoms of poisoning vary based on the type of poison. If you are concerned your animal has consumed a foreign object, please contact your veterinarian.
Chief Robledo asks homeowners to be aware of your surroundings, suspicious vehicles and persons, and call 512-670-5700 with any information related to this activity or email firstname.lastname@example.org.