Search for dog killer intensifies

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – Authorities have asked the public for help in determining who fatally poisoned 10 dogs at a Lincoln Park trailer park.

The rash of pet deaths at El Rey Trailer Plaza on South 47th Street came to light Saturday, according to the San Diego Humane Society. Animal control officers investigating the fatalities found five dead dogs that day, three more on Sunday and two this morning.

The apparent poisonings appear to be “a case of intentional animal cruelty,” said Randy Lawrence, director of investigations for the Humane Society.

“We are asking the community to please report any leads or possible suspects,” Lawrence said. “We take all cases of animal cruelty and neglect seriously, and we will continue to investigate all possibilities until we identify a perpetrator.”

Investigators are following a number of leads provided by residents of the mobile home park, Kelli Herwehe of the Humane Society said.

One tip, provided by several area children, involves an older woman who was seen walking through the complex Saturday, wearing yellow gloves and seemingly feeding dogs something from a cup she was carrying, according to Herwehe.

Post-mortem exams, or necropsies, are expected to conclusively determine the cause of the animals' deaths.

Anyone with information about the case was asked to call San Diego County Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477, or email the agency at sdcrimestoppers.com. Tipsters may remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

Categories: KUSI