SPCA warns of dog poisoning

2020-01-08 06:00
SPCA said it is suspected that the poison of choice is temic.PHOTO: supplied

SPCA said it is suspected that the poison of choice is temic.PHOTO: supplied

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REPRESENTATIVES of the SPCA in Pietermaritzburg said they have received information that dog poisoning is happening again in the area.

According to PMB SPCA public relations officer Sandy Homan, it is suspected that the poison of choice is temic.

“Temic is a pesticide used in the agricultural sector. Owing to its extremely poisonous attributes, the manufacture and distribution of the pesticide was stopped in 2012,” said Homan.

She said that dogs who have been poisoned will show an array of symptoms, which include severe vomiting, diarrhoea, lack of balance, disorientation and aggression.

Homan also advised that if one suspects that their pet has been poisoned, they should not touch any of the vomit or excrement as it would be necessary for it to be examined. “Other dogs should be kept away from the affected animal. Please get your dog to the Vet as soon as possible,” she said.

Following the warning by SPCA,Vicky Nardell shared her experience with dog poisoning.

“My ‘girly’ was also killed by something akin to this. It was the worst heartbreak of my life. I still have nightmares about her pain and suffering,” said Nardell.

Shaylan Soobramoney said he also woke up one day to see three of his dogs dead from poisoning.

In concluding, Pauline Hollis suggested that once the culprit are caught, they should be force fed with the product and hopefully die a painful death.

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