Golden Bay woman charged over allegedly killing two dogs with poisoned laced bones
An elderly woman has been arrested over the deaths of two Belgian Malinois dogs after she allegedly threw poison-laced bones over the fence.
Armadale Detectives investigated the incident alongside the RSPCA and charged the 78-year-old woman from Golden Bay with two counts of cruelty to animals.
Police allege the woman drove to a Kenwick residence which was home to two female purebred Belgian Malinois dogs, Kaiser, 4, and Kyra, 7.
The woman allegedly threw several bones over the fence laced with the poison strychnine, a highly toxic substance often used in rat poison and other pesticides.
The dogs ate the bones and became seriously ill, dying about 30 minutes after consuming the poisoned bones.
The woman is due to appear before Perth Magistrates Court on October 28.
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The maximum penalty for this type of offence is a $50,000 fine and five years imprisonment.
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