Virginia man charged, accused of poisoning neighbor's three dogs with antifreeze: "It's disgusting"

BLACKSTONE, Virginia -- Police in Virginia have charged a 40-year-old man with three counts of felony animal cruelty -- accused of poisoning her neighbor's dogs with antifreeze.

The dogs' owner, Maggie Scarano, always maintained that William Homer Martin, her neighbor, poisoned her beloved family pets. Necropsy reports found her family’s dogs, Spoot, Moo Moo and Dude died from antifreeze poisoning.

Spoot, Moo Moo and Dude

Scarano said the charges are bittersweet because this was such an unnecessary situation.

Maggie Scarano

Scarano said if Martin had any issues with her dogs, he never approached her about it.

"If my dogs are disturbing you in some way, I am happy to rectify that situation. Something as simple as a text message or a phone call could have changed the entire situation here," Scarano said.

Scarano said she woke up one morning last month to the sound of her dogs vomiting and stumbling around.