Seven Dogs Poisoned In Small Texas Town

MAURICEVILLE (January 27, 2013)—Strychnine was used to poison seven dogs found dead in the small Southeast Texas town of Mauriceville, about 100 miles northeast of Houston.

An eighth dog, a 7-year-old miniature schnauzer, was also poisoned but survived.

The poisonings were first reported on Wednesday to the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

Under Texas law, intentionally poisoning an animal is a third-degree felony punishable by up to two years in state jail.

The Southeast Texas Humane Society is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the case.