Ft. Benning burglar poisons puppy, woman says

Puppy that was poisoned, according to home owner.

COLUMBUS, Ga. - Fort Benning authorities are investigating a weekend report of a burglary and fatal poisoning of a 7-month-old Bichon Frise dog named Josiah.

Lisa Painter told the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer someone broke into her home on post late Saturday and used Raid spray on her puppy, who died hours later at Animal Emergency Center in Columbus.

Post authorities are investigating the burglary and death, said Elsie Jackson, a Fort Benning public information officer.

Jackson said she couldn’t release any further details about the incident, except that the investigation is ongoing.

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