Wolf Patrol is offering a $1000 cash reward to anyone who comes forward with information on the identity of the individual(s) responsible for placing suspected poison along the Pine River in Florence County, Wisconsin. The suspected illegal bait has been on the ground since December, but with thawing temperatures the bait has become lethal to dogs and wildlife.
Setting out poison in the national forest is a federal offense and Wolf Patrol will be aggressively investigating this incident in our effort to catch those responsible and see them punished to the fullest extent of the law.
If you have ANY information on who might be responsible, please call Wisconsin’s Department of Natural Resources Violation Hotline:
Below is the account from the individual who’s two dogs were killed by the bait:
“I had my 2 dogs die within 8 days, both after a walk down to the Pine River from my cabin on Lost Lake road. Since December or early January I had noticed an unidentifiable mass that my dogs were curious about. It was frozen and I was always able to get it away from them and place it out of their reach. I truly thought it was some frozen organ of a dead animal.
On March 8th, after a walk to the river and back with our 23 month old English Springer Spaniel, Bo began to seizure. We attempted to get to the vet clinic in Iron Mountain but he died in our arms in the most horrific manner unfit for any living being before we got there. All dogs are special and Family. Bo was no exception.
8 days later I took my nearly 14 year old, FC Dansmirths Jerebere on the same walk. On the return from the river to the camp he began to seizure. I carried him the last mile to camp and rushed to the vet clinic. Although he survived the trip to the clinic we decided to put him down. The necropsy report on Bo was negative. We were initially led to believe it was an abnormal heart.
When that was proven to not be accurate I immediately thought of the unidentifiable mass. I went back to the road we walked today and saw the mass and a dead raccoon. Some so called anti wolf sportsman in their efforts to kill wolves killed my dogs in the middle of the National Forest. Please share this and just maybe the identity of who may have done this will be revealed.”