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MANTUA, N.J., (CBS) — Police in Mantua Township are investigating a dog’s death after the Rottweiler tested positive for antifreeze.

Mantua Police say the pet’s owner reported she took her dog to the veterinarian April 7th after she came home from work and noticed her Rottweiler was acting abnormally.

Police say the dog tested positive for antifreeze. The next day, the Rottweiler had to be put down due to damage to the dog’s kidneys.

The pet owner filed a police report and officers checked near her home at the Villages of Berkley condominium complex for any evidence.

The dog’s owner told Mantua police that she spotted a dog bowl in her yard that was not hers, but she didn’t think anything of it because her yard is open and occasionally debris and trash will end up in her yard.

At this time, the sighting of the foreign dog bowl in the dog owner’s yard is part of the investigation, but police are not saying whether the dog came in contact with the antifreeze through the bowl.

Police say the Gloucester County Animal Control Unit was notified and have launched a cruelty investigation into the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Mantua Police at (856) 468-1920.

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