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Cat owners urged to be vigilant after spate of suspected cat poisoning in Forfar

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There has been a spate of suspected cat poisonings in the Threewells Drive area of Forfar throughout December.

We have been made directly aware of five deaths and a further two more have been reported but with no details.

Scottish SPCA acting chief inspector, Alastair Adams, said: “All the cats showed symptoms of lacking co-ordination, vomiting, dilated eyes, dehydration, cold, lethargic and fitting. Most vets associate these symptoms with poisoning. 

“Using poison, or any dangerous item, with the intent of deliberately harming animals is a crime and is enforceable by law.

“We would urge all pet owners to be vigilant in the Threewells Drive area.

“If your pet shows any signs that they may have been poisoned, take them to the vet immediately.  

“If anyone has any information about these incidents or that toxic substances are being deliberately used against animals, then we would urge them to contact our confidential animal helpline on 03000 999 999.”




If anyone is concerned about an animal, please do not hesitate to contact our confidential animal helpline on 03000 999 999.

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