- Associated Press - Friday, June 3, 2016

CALDWELL, Idaho (AP) - A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for poisoning dogs in southwestern Idaho.

The Humane Society of the United States announced the offer on Friday after reports that 14 stock and guard dogs have been poisoned with 12 dying.

Officials say the Canyon County dogs have all been sickened by strychnine, which is often used to kill gophers and other rodents.

The most recent dog died Monday, adding to the string of deaths that started in early April.

A veterinarian who examined three of the dogs said it is likely the poisonings were intentional.

All of the dogs were used to guard and shepherd sheep and goats.

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