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Scottish SPCA issue appeal after second suspected dog poisoning in Rutherglen

Scottish SPCA

The Scottish SPCA is appealing for information following the suspected poisoning of a dog in Rutherglen, Glasgow on 29 September.

Scotland’s animal welfare charity was informed that the dog, Alfie, had ingested a substance in the Fernbrae Meadows area, that had made him become unwell. He was immediately taken to the vet.

This is the second incident of its kind in the area in a matter of weeks. Another dog, Toffee, sadly passed away after ingesting a suspected toxic substance in Cathkin Braes Country Park on 21 September.

Scottish SPCA inspector, Sian Robertson, said, “Thankfully, Alfie made it to the vets in time where he was forced to induce vomiting as a precautionary measure.

“Sadly, this was not the case for Toffee, another dog who we learned recently passed away from ingesting a toxic substance in similar circumstances.

“We are investigating reports of harmful substances being left in this area. Dog biscuits have been found alongside pellets but whether these were harmful or laced with a substance is undetermined.

“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 these areas.

‘If anyone has any information about this case 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.’




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