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Cat poisonings investigated in Woodland

By From page A2 | July 03, 2013

Woodland police are investigating the suspicious deaths of cats and kittens at an apartment complex, some of which appear to be the result of poisoning.

That investigation began at about 5:30 p.m. Friday, when officers were summoned to the Lincoln Manor Apartments, 154 Lincoln Ave., to look into a possible animal cruelty incident. A resident reported caring for a cat that appeared to have been poisoned, and said five other cats in the complex had suffered similar symptoms, while at least five others had gone missing in the past month, Sgt. Aaron Delao said.

A second resident of the apartment complex told police that five kittens had disappeared the previous night from his back patio, and that five other kittens had been found stacked next to a garbage Dumpster, Delao said. Additionally, animal control officers last week retrieved another dead cat that apparently ingested antifreeze.

Delao said anyone with information about the poisoning, attempted poisoning or intentional killing of these cats is urged to call the Woodland Police Department at 530-661-7800 or Yolo County Animal Services at 530-668-5287.

Animal cruelty is a felony offense punishable by incarceration in state prison and/or fines up to $20,000, Delao said.

Lauren Keene

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