Exclusive Video: Police investigate claim man poisoned, killed two family dogs

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ODESSA -- Wednesday Update: According to Odessa Police Corporal Steve LeSueur OPD is anticipating charges and an arrest in this case by the end of this week.

UPDATE: An Odessa family is outraged after they say their neighbor intentionally killed two of their dogs with poison.

Now police are investigating and felony charges could be coming very soon after it was all caught on camera.

But until an arrest has been made, the family has asked that we keep their identities anonymous.

They tell me their neighbor ended up poisoning their dogs after complaining that they barked too much.

“That was a bad day,” said Veterinarian Dr. Andrew Schwarz.

It’s a case that Dr. Schwarz says will stick with him forever.

“It look like somebody had put in these specific things that are all bad for dogs and had given it to them,” said Dr. Schwarz.

On December 19th one of Schwarz’s clients brought in their two dogs, one year olds Yuki and Brownie, after they feared they had been poisoned.

The dogs’ owners found a ball of raw meat in their back yard stuffed with what Dr. Schwarz believes may have been antifreeze, some sort of aspirin, grapes and rat poison.

Not knowing where the ball of meat came from, Yuki and Brownie’s owners asked their neighbor for their surveillance footage to see who might have placed it there.

That's when they learned who the culprit was -- a man who lived right behind them.

In the video you can see him throwing what appears to be the ball of raw meat and seconds later one of the dogs is shown walking toward it.

Then, just a few days later it happened again. The family found another ball of meat stuffed with even more toxins.

Unfortunately, Brownie ended up passing away on December 26th from respiratory and cardiac arrest and Yuki died from kidney failure just three days later.

The family had a third dog who did not digest the poison and survived.


The Odessa Police Department is investigating allegations that a man poisoned a family's dogs using raw meat with poison.

CBS 7 has obtained exclusive video provided by the dog's owners, who say they believe their neighbor poisoned the dogs.

In the video a man can be seen walking up to a fence and throwing something over it. Shortly after, a dog can be seen walking towards the fence.

A veterinarian tells CBS 7 that the two dogs were poisoned with multiple toxins including rat poison.

According to a source with OPD charges are likely in the case.