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CHULA VISTA, Calif. — Three dogs in Chula Vista were poisoned to death recently, prompting police to ask for the public’s help Saturday in finding who is responsible.

Two incidents were reported this week near the 1600 block of Calle De La Flor, according to police.

It appeared to be random acts since no one had registered complaints against the dogs’ owners, nor were the dogs disturbing neighbors in the area, police said.

The suspect or suspects apparently placed a pesticide or other type of poison in hot dogs and tossed them in the victims’ yards, police said.

The Chula Vista Police Department asked anyone with information on these crimes or any other related animal deaths to call the Chula Vista Crimes of Violence Unit at 619-691-5202 or the non-emergency number at 619-691-5151. To remain anonymous, tipsters can call 422-TIPS or visit the Chula Vista Police Departments HelpUsSolveACrime website.