Police probe poisoning deaths of 13 dogs at Saigon pet café

By Vu Phuong - Ngoc Le, Thanh Nien News

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Le Hoang Duy with one of the two dogs surviving the poisoning that killed 13 others at his pet cafe on November 13, 2015. Photo: Vu Phuong Le Hoang Duy with one of the two dogs surviving the poisoning that killed 13 others at his pet cafe on November 13, 2015. Photo: Vu Phuong

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Police in Ho Chi Minh City are investigating the killing of 13 dogs with poisons at a pet café.
Le Hoang Duy, the 23-year-old owner of the café in District 3, said police have showed him camera footage in the area, which drew suspicion to a friend of his who had the key into the café, which also where Duy lives.
The identity of the suspect has been withheld. The motive of the killing is not clear, so as what the dogs were poisoned with.
Duy said he came home at 1 a.m. on November 13 after a birthday party and found all his 15 dogs foaming and shaking.
He called a vet but only two of the dogs could be saved.
One of the dead dogs was pregnant. Duy said he loved the dogs like his children and some had been with him for four years. 
He reopened the shop on Tuesday and offered 30 percent discount as customers no longer have a dog to play with.
Lawyers said the people responsible for the killing can face criminal charges for deliberate damage to others’ property and be sentenced to up to three years in jail.

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