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The Scottish SPCA is appealing for information after a cat was found to have died from antifreeze poisoning in Stenhousemuir.
We were alerted to the incident by a member of the public who discovered their deceased cat in the Carronview area on 29 August.
Special investigations unit undercover inspector said, “A post-mortem was carried out on the cat, Jess, and she was found to have died from antifreeze poisoning.
“Jess is the third cat in the area to pass away in the last year. A post-mortem was not carried out on the other two cats, as this was before we began our investigation, so we cannot say what their deaths were caused by.
“We would like to find out what happened to Jess and whether this was a deliberate attempt to harm, or kill, an animal.
“We would urge everyone to be vigilant with their disposal of the toxic substance as it is highly poisonous to cats and dogs and causes a very slow and painful death.
“It is essential that everyone stores anti-freeze out of reach of cats and other animals. There are strict guidelines for use and anyone who uses this substance to cause deliberate harm is committing an offence.”
Anyone with information is being urged to contact our confidential animal helpline on 03000 999 999.