Reflecting on Mirror

Reflecting on Mirror

DOG'S HEAD © Jeffrey Marini |

Things seem quiet in Mirror these days after the dog poisonings in April. However, what has changed?

Last I knew, there was to be a town hall meeting in Mirror between residents and officials to discuss the poisoning deaths of 13 dogs and what was going to be done about it. But last I heard, the meeting never happened.

When the first reported poisoning of dogs happened a year ago, one RCMP officer involved in the poisonings talked with Daisy Foundation’s Heather Anderson. At that time, Heather pointed out research that shows a link between animal abuse and abuse of people. The officer rather sarcastically asked Heather if she was suggesting that there was a serial dog killer in Mirror. Her reply was, “Yes!”

A year passed and in April, at least 13 dogs died from poisoning in an overnight period. Coincidence? Or serial dog killer? My bet is on the latter.

It’s been a few months now and as expected, the hysteria has mostly subsided. People have returned to their normal lives. But what about the families victimized by the poisonings. At least one family lost dogs they had added to their family after their previous dog had been poisoned a year back. This family has again been victimized, traumatized and hurt. I wonder how they are doing these days?

Well, I think it’s time to shake out the rug and see what has settled underneath. Let’s not wait another year or even another season to see if the killer strikes again. Let’s raise some awareness.

I am asking the people of Mirror who have lost a pet to the poisonings to send me their story (Enable Javascript to see the email address) and a photo of their beloved dog. Let’s see if we can’t renew our search for justice and move forward to some resolution beyond what we have right now.

Comments (2)
  • Kelly Carson Jul 16 2011 - 8:15 pm

    It’s time to use the internet to its full potential. I’m working with some dedicated people to enact local actions, and one of them is to track companion animal losses via the internet. I believe that patterns exist that can be tracked in such a way that law enforcement can be involved. I hope we can be in touch.

    Kelly Carson
    Victoria, BC

    • daisy Jul 16 2011 - 8:49 pm

      We would be happy to help you set that up if you need some help. We can create a database that pet owners can access to add their info. Let us know what you need.

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