Linn County seeks help after animals poisoned

PRAIRIEBURG, Iowa (AP) — Linn County authorities are seeking the public’s help after several animals were intentionally poisoned in the Linn County city of Prairieburg.

The Linn County Sheriff’s Office called Tuesday for the public’s assistance after pieces of meat laced with poison were placed between Oct. 23 and Oct. 24 in several spots near East Main Street in the city of less than 200 people.

Several animals became sick and two of them died.

People with information can call Linn County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-272-7463.

If information leads to an arrest, people could be eligible for a reward.

Prairieburg is about 20 miles northeast of Cedar Rapids. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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