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Warning after suspected dog poisoning in Dunfermline


The Scottish SPCA is urging dog owners in Dunfermline to be vigilant after a dog ate rat poison on Hogmanay.

We were contacted by a member of the public after their dog ingested rat poison on a grassy area near a footpath linking Old Kirk Place and Scotland Drive. The dog was checked by a vet and has made a full recovery.

Inspector Stephanie Ross said: “We received a report a poor dog ate a cup full of blue and yellow pellets. The area is a public path used by lots of dog walkers. Thankfully, the dog is okay but pet owners in the area should be vigilant.

“Attempting to deliberately harm an animal is a criminal offence.”

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