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Fargo Dogs Targeted by Acts Of Cruelty

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"It was awful because I couldn't do anything to prevent it or help her in that situation," say dog owner Christina Schroeder.

Two dogs in the Fargo area are recovering after facing animal cruelty acts in the last two weeks. In north Fargo, a dog owner says someone threw acid on his jack Russell terrier and another dog owner, this one in south Fargo says her pit bull was poisoned after ingesting pills that where thrown in her outdoor kennel. Valley News Live looks into what can be done when these kinds of incidents happen.

Two weeks ago Wade Lindgren's six year old dog Vegas had some type of chemical thrown on him while he was in his north Fargo yard.

"it smelled like bleach kind of it was some kind of chemical," says Lindgren.

The chemical was tossed through a two inch gap in Lindgren's wooden fence. He reported the incident  to police right away.

"Hopefully doesn't happen to someone else he (Vegas) is obviously in pain," says Lindgren.

Just Days later in south Fargo, Christina Schroeder's dog Bejou became very sick and the next day she found a handful of pills in her dog's outdoor kennel.

"It makes us wonder if there was something in there that we didn't see. Weather it be a piece of meat or bread with something in it and not just pills on the ground," says Schroeder.

Schroeder says there is no way anyone could have gotten in bejou's kennel because it connected to their garage. Bejou had to stay at the vet for a few days as she recovered from stomach issues and lethargy. Schrodder says she is disgusted and could not tell her daughter at first.

"I know people have made comments before because people are afraid of her breed but I didn't think anyone would follow through on it...its disgusting," says Schroeder daughter Jade.

Just like Lindgren, Schroeder filed a report with police, But police say with incidents like this an officer will respond and investigate. If there is no suspect they can not do much. Fargo police say they treat incidents like this just like other crimes and the more information they can from people the better chance to catching a suspect.

Both Owners says their dogs will recovery from their injuries.

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