Twenty pets, 18 dogs, and two cats belonging to three families living on Quinene Road in Merizo have died under suspicious circumstances since mid-November.
And now a reward has been offered with any information leading to an arrest.
In the village of Merizo, just weeks before Christmas, three families who are neighbors have had their pets poisoned, leaving them devastated and with no answers.
Dr. Lisa Silk, of Isla Veterinary Clinic, confirmed that blood work and clinical analyses completed on two pets show evidence of antifreeze poisoning — an extremely painful way for the animals to die.
“Antifreeze is a really painful and horrible way to die. It results in complete renal failure for the animal,” Dr. Silk said.
Residents in the area speculated that the animals may have been poisoned because they guard the properties they live on.
Since the animals died, items such as bush cutters, banana and avocado crops, and even caged chickens have been stolen.
These inhumane acts have prompted action and attention from the Guam Police Department as well as Guam Animals In Need.
Anyone with information about these violent crimes is urged to contact GPD, GAIN or the Guam Crime Stoppers.