Woman, 73, admits that she is trying to poison a dog by throwing contaminated meat into her neighbor's back yard

Woman, 73, admits that she is trying to poison the neighbor's barking dog by throwing chicken soaked in antifreeze in her yard

  • Margaret Werker, 73, had been found guilty of aggravated animal abuse
  • Worker was caught on a security camera trying to throw something over her fence in her neighbor's yard where his dog, Wrigley, was being held
  • The object remained on top of the fence and never came to Wrigley
  • The neighbor called the police and a test revealed that the material was probably ground chicken soaked in antifreeze
  • Authorities said they believed the motive was related to a & # 39; bark problem & # 39;
  • Werker was arrested on May 4 and pleaded guilty on July 9, avoiding jail time
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A Colorado woman pleaded guilty to allegations of animal abuse related to trying to poison her neighbor dog with ground chicken soaked in antifreeze due to a & # 39; bark problem & # 39 ;.

Margaret Werker, 73 years old, was captured with a security camera in an attempt to throw the infected meat over a fence at the beginning of April at the dog, Wrigley, in Colorado Springs.

Fortunately the meat got stuck in the fence and Wrigley could not reach it.

& # 39; There were some concerns about some complaints about a barking dog in that area, & # 39; told Lindsey Vigna, the assistant director for law enforcement. KKTV. & # 39; We never really knew who it came from. But we believe it comes from there, a barking problem. & # 39;

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Video provided by the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region shows a woman approaching the fence that separates her garden from her neighbor's garden and tries to throw something over the barrier.

The dog, Wrigley, can be seen walking towards the fence, sniffing around the floor when the item gets stuck and lingers at the top of the fence.

After seeing it unfold, the neighbor called the police and reported that Werker seemed to be poisoning the dog.

After the meat was tested, it appeared that it was contaminated with antifreeze.

Margaret Werker, age 73 (photo), from Colorado Springs, Colorado pleaded guilty to animal abuse in connection with trying to poison her neighbor dog with ground chicken soaked in antifreeze because of a & # 39; bark problem & # 39;

Werker is pictured on a booking photo while wearing a T-shirt with a cat on it

Werker is pictured on a booking photo while wearing a T-shirt with a cat on it

Margaret Werker, 73 years (left and right), from Colorado Springs, Colorado pleaded guilty to animal abuse in connection with trying to poison her neighbor dog with ground chicken soaked in antifreeze because of a & # 39; bark problem & # 39;

Worker was captured with a security camera in an attempt to throw the contaminated meat over a fence (pictured) at the dog, Wrigley, in Colorado Springs in April. Fortunately the meat got stuck in the fence Werker tried to knock over and Wrigley could not reach it
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Worker was captured with a security camera in an attempt to throw the contaminated meat over a fence (pictured) at the dog, Wrigley, in Colorado Springs in April. Fortunately the meat got stuck in the fence Werker tried to knock over and Wrigley could not reach it

Worker was captured with a security camera in an attempt to throw the contaminated meat over a fence (pictured) at the dog, Wrigley, in Colorado Springs in April. Fortunately the meat got stuck in the fence Werker tried to knock over and Wrigley could not reach it

Werker was arrested on 4 May and accused of aggravated animal abuse. She pleaded guilty on July 9 and avoided the prison sentence with a delayed sentence. The area where the two yards meet, separated by the fence where the poisoned meat got stuck, is shown

Werker was arrested on 4 May and accused of aggravated animal abuse. She pleaded guilty on July 9 and avoided the prison sentence with a delayed sentence. The area where the two yards meet, separated by the fence where the poisoned meat got stuck, is shown

Werker was arrested on 4 May and accused of aggravated animal abuse. She pleaded guilty on July 9 and avoided the prison sentence with a delayed sentence. The area where the two yards meet, separated by the fence where the poisoned meat got stuck, is shown

& # 39; Poisoning cases can be very difficult to investigate and sue because there is usually very little evidence that a suspect links to the crime, & # 39; said human society in a release about the incident.

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& # 39; In this case, however, the victim had evidence. He had obtained a video from his neighbor who threw a substance in his back yard, who later tested positive for toxic material. & # 39;

Werker was arrested on 4 May and accused of aggravated animal abuse. She pleaded guilty on July 9 and avoided the prison sentence with a delayed sentence.

Werker was also instructed to donate $ 250 to human society.

Werker was also instructed to donate $ 250 to human society. Her house, complete with a cat bus, is shown

Werker was also instructed to donate $ 250 to human society. Her house, complete with a cat bus, is shown

Werker was also instructed to donate $ 250 to human society. Her house, complete with a cat bus, is shown

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