Puppies Poisoned

Sheriff's deputies in North Carolina are investigating the deaths of 11 pit bull puppies at a home in Eden.

The Reidsville Review reported Tuesday that Jerry Alford said he could see antifreeze on the coats of his dogs as they died.

One of the dogs was about three months old and the rest were about three weeks old.

Alford said he heard the dogs barking Sunday night but didn't think the sounds were unusual.

Rockingham County sheriff's spokesman Dean Venable says deputies are investigating the deaths. He said cruelty to animals is a misdemeanor, but poisoning is a felony.

Alford says he was raising pit bulls to sell because he lost his job at the Eden Mall earlier this year.


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  • by felicia Location: alabama on Jul 20, 2009 at 08:27 PM
    i am very sorry bout your puppies.i also have a pit bull puppy bout 6 months old and last night someone poisned him and now hes dead when people do things like that they should be punished it not only hurts the dog it hurts there family to
  • by mary NH on Apr 4, 2009 at 09:03 PM
    i suppose it shouldn't surprise me that there are still so many absolutely ignorant people left in the world. no dog deserves to die like that & whoever did it was a COWARD! no stones at all.
  • by ~ALPHA female~ Location: O84P on Apr 2, 2009 at 10:59 PM
    I was thinking.. this man's pits had to be mighty mellow and gentle because at 3 weeks old we know these puppies weren't separated from the mother. ..So this man "perhaps"... was able to poison and kill 11 puppies with the mother and maybe the father there without being attacked? ...Even if there was a fence .. a pit could jump it, and an aggressive pit would, to protect it's young or hurt an intruder. You know.. something still isn't making any sense.. at 3 weeks old the puppies aren't licking themselves. ...The mother is cleaning the puppies, so why didn't she die as well. I can understand the puppies dying from poison in the breast milk... Did the mother get sick?
  • by Anonymous on Apr 2, 2009 at 01:33 PM
    i agree with Anonymous on Apr 1, 2009 at 08:15 PM
  • by Tricia Location: Washington NC on Apr 2, 2009 at 11:29 AM
    I have a friend who has multiple pits and they are very kind and gentle and my brother in law has 3 giant english mastiffs that could kill you in a second but they have 3 little girls and these dogs have never harmed a sole, it's all in the raising not the breed. The point is these puppies did nothing wrong and someone saw the need to poision these innocent animals and they should pay.
  • by Jennifer Location: LaGrange on Apr 2, 2009 at 09:13 AM
    I am very sorry these puppies were poisoned. It takes a mean person to do this. But everyone keeps talking about pitts are not dangerous unless people make them that w3ay. Wonder what the grandma in Texas did to her pitts to make them attack and kill her 7 month old grandson and then attack her before she could get them out of the house.
  • by Judith Location: Washington on Apr 2, 2009 at 08:17 AM
    To me, the point of this article is not the breed of these poor animals, but what was done. Does no one else take note of the fact that this man's private property was invaded by by some criminal, who thought he had the right to destroy something that legally belonged to this man, and which was being kept on his own property. Does it need to matter whether of emotional and/or financial value??? I'm sure if someone decided that YOUR pet, or lawn mower, or child, made too much noise, MIGHT someday hurt someone or something, or in any other way "upset" him/her, and decided to come onto your property and kill or otherwise destroy it, you'd demand justice be done! Due to the cruelty of method in this case, I'm afraid MY "justice" might be a tad harsher than the courts.
  • by Doglover,whatever the breed Location: NC on Apr 2, 2009 at 06:04 AM
    Pitbulls are dangerous if you make them that way just and no matter what the breed no dog have to go through something like that.We have 2 pitbulls in the family that are kept on chains and are just as sweet as can be and the male is one of the biggest yet one of the sweetest dogs I have ever seen.Any dog can attack and not necessarily have a reason too, my German Shepard will attack if you make him mad enough or if he doesn't like you.Don't blame the dog, blame the person who raised it because that's where the problems start!!
  • by WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Location: NC on Apr 1, 2009 at 09:46 PM
    It take s a sick individual to do something like that! The man who did this should have antifreeze injected into him and see how it is! I have 4 dogs of my own and no matter how bad it gets I could never do that to my babies You are a sick MAN!
  • by Anonymous on Apr 1, 2009 at 05:40 PM
    It does not matter what the breed is it is still sick!!
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