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Dog poisoning on the increase, says animal welfare organisation

5 August 2019 5:54 PM
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News24 recently reported that as many as 1,000 dogs are poisoned in South Africa every week.

The Community Led Animal Welfare says the number of dogs being poisoned in South Africa is certainly on the rise.

News24 recently reported that as many as 1,000 dogs are poisoned in the country every week.

Community Led Animal Welfare director Cora Bailey says part of the problem is that the substance used is readily available.

We see them in our clinic daily and this has been ongoing for many years and the numbers are certainly increasing.

Cora Bailey, Director - Community Led Animal Welfare

The poison is commonly known as 'two step'.... anybody can buy it, it is freely available, it is not policed at all although it is a banned substance.

Cora Bailey, Director - Community Led Animal Welfare

People are being killed from this, not just animals. It is absolutely lethal and it should be off our streets.

Cora Bailey, Director - Community Led Animal Welfare

Bailey has warned pet owners to avoid having their dogs sleep outside at night.

If your dogs have access to the front gate, they can be very easily poisoned, so keeping your pets away from the front of the house is one thing. Keeping them indoors at night, you will be safer, your pets will be much safer.

Cora Bailey, Director - Community Led Animal Welfare

The other thing is of course to keep the number of your vet handy or all-night emergency clinic. You cannot save the dog yourself.

Cora Bailey, Director - Community Led Animal Welfare

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This article first appeared on 702 : Dog poisoning on the increase, says animal welfare organisation




5 August 2019 5:54 PM
Tags:
Dogs
Pets
Dog poisoning

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