03/08/2013 05:12 EST | Updated 05/08/2013 05:12 EDT

Dogs, Coyotes Poisoned East Of Edmonton, RCMP Issue Warning

ARDROSSAN, Alta. - Mounties are warning pet owners east of Edmonton to be vigilant after a number of animals were poisoned recently.

Strathcona RCMP say a pet dog died after being poisoned near Ardrossan last week.

Police say another dog was poisoned, but got treatment quickly and survived.

RCMP say several coyotes in the area have been found dead, and testing shows they were poisoned.

They are urging residents in the area to check their property for anything suspicious that could be the source of poison.

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