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PETA offers $5,000 reward after two dogs died of poisoning in Watsonville

WATSONVILLE, Calif.- Two dogs, Bruno and Luna, were discovered to be poisoned on the night of October 25th in their backyard on Primrose Lane, according to the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter.

This resulted in both animals convulsing and foaming at the mouth before dying.

According to the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, Luna was taken to a veterinary hospital and authorities were notified. Law enforcement found that the backyard fence had been tampered with.

A pesticide called metaldehyde had been placed inside, near where Bruno died.

As Animal Control has yet to identify a suspect in the poisoning, PETA has stepped in offering a reward up to $5,000 to anyone with information on the perpetrator.

Both of them were amazing and are missed every second of every day. To this day, our family can’t hold back tears when telling stories of Bruno and Luna. The thing is, its not just our immediate family but everyone who ever met them cries their loss. We sit in our living room and stare at Lunas urn and still can’t seem to hold back tears. How could anyone want to hurt them? Not only did they hurt them but also their babies as Luna had just had puppies prior to being poisoned. 4 of her puppies survived after her passing but unfortunately without their momma 3 of them did not make it.

Family of Luna and Bruno

Tipsters should contact Animal Control Officer Todd Stosuy of the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter at 831-454-7254 or

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