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State Regulators to Review Dogs' Poisoning Deaths

Posted June 27, 2007 5:14 p.m. EDT

— The state Department of Agriculture is investigating the deaths of two dogs killed by rat poison.

Fayetteville resident Lisa Rey said she hired the Cumberland County Health Department to bait her yard with rat poison last month because rodents were overrunning her back yard.

But she maintains the county worker failed to properly warn her of the dangers of the poison, and two of her dogs died soon after her yard was baited while a third became seriously ill.

The health department said the worker followed all procedures. But the Pest Control Division of the Agriculture Department  plans to review the incident to ensure everything was handled properly.