Troopers investigate suspected dog poisoning in Nenana

One dog died and several became sick after consuming potentially poisoned meat in Nenana, Alaska State Troopers said.

On two separate occasions over the past month, someone left meat suspected of being poisoned at the same private property in Nenana, troopers spokesman Austin McDaniel wrote in an email. Following the complaints, troopers seized the meat and started an investigation on April 14.

“While the Alaska State Troopers are still investigating the circumstances of these events, information from the property owner has led Troopers to believe that there may be poison in the meat,” McDaniel said.

Residents are advised to be “watchful of their pets and animals” — for example, by using security cameras and game cameras, troopers said in an online report.

The investigation is ongoing and no arrests have been made, McDaniel said. Intentionally injuring or killing a pet by poisoning is first-degree animal cruelty in Alaska, and a felony.

Alena Naiden

Alena Naiden writes about communities in the North Slope and Northwest Arctic regions for the Arctic Sounder and ADN. Previously, she worked at the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner.