Hawai’i Police Department
South Hilo Patrol
Lieutenant Burt Shimabukuru
November 24, 2009
Report No. C09033249
Big Island Police are investigating an apparent poisoning of a dog in Hilo.
A Hilo man reported that his English Mastiff, which was in a fenced yard in upper Waiakea Uka, began throwing up and died on November 16. The dog was valued at $2,500.
A veterinarian who performed a post-mortem examination on the dog found chunks of potato containing rat poison.
Police are investigating the case as a cruelty to animals investigation.
Police ask that anyone with any information about this case call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.