Would-be thieves are could-be murderers

2018-02-07 06:01

USING one of the most devastating banned poisons, thieves targeted a house in Durban Street in the early hours of Sunday by throwing poison to the owner’s four dogs.

On being disturbed they jumped next door and again threw poison down and then ran away.

These irresponsible criminals could be potential murderers as any young child is bound to pick up whatever food is lying on the ground, and it goes straight into the mouth. It is suspected that the poison used is the highly poisonous Temic (known as “two step”), which is reported to be on sale in Greytown.

Greytown vet Dr Jane Wessels told the Greytown Gazette that three of the five dogs have been saved.

She said dog owners should be aware of the symptoms of poisoning: shivering, vomiting and diarrhoea. It is essential to obtain assistance for the animal as quickly as possible.

It is hoped that these individuals with thieving tendencies do not turn themselves into murderers.

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