I worked for Sharon Peters when she was editor of the Gazette some years ago, and it didn't take long for me to know how much she loves dogs.
She writes a column about pets for USA Today, and recently reported a dog murderer at work in her North End neighborhood.
Peters reports experts' take on such nefarious activities, noting they say people need to "inform the police when an animal poisoning occurs, and share evidence found. Good departments take these cases very seriously."
Colorado Springs Police Sgt. Steve Noblitt encourages dog owners to report if their animal has been poisoned or killed.
"We would investigate it," he says. "We would be interested in that. Are dogs being deliberately poisoned or is someone committing a deliberate act of cruelty? Either way, it's a crime."