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Foul play suspected in dog's death at Westminster

The dog's owner alleges that her 3-year-old Samoyed was deliberately poisoned at the competition



Associated Press
March 1, 2013 3:47AM (UTC)

NEW YORK (AP) — A dog owner says she thinks there's a chance her prized pet was deliberately poisoned while competing at the Westminter Kennel Club show, causing it to die several days later.

Lynette Blue tells The Associated Press that her 3-year-old Samoyed named Cruz probably swallowed poison during the recent show.

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But she said Thursday she's not sure how it happened, and may never know.

The dog's death was first reported by The New York Times.

Westminster issued a statement Thursday saying it wasn't aware of any dogs ever being poisoned at its show. The 137th Westminster drew 2,721 entries earlier this month.

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