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WARNING to dog owners/walkers in the Keithley area of west yorksire

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3cutedarlings Sat 28-May-11 13:27:45

Just spotted this posted on the lab forum

the info below is copied from from facebook
here

"PLEASE FORWARD WIDELY TO ALL YOUR GROUPS/RESCUES AND CONTACTS IN UK INCLUDING ALL YOUR 'YORKSHIRE 'CONTACTS AND ALL WEBSITES,TWITTER, MYSPACE AND FACEBOOK FOR MAXIMUM PUBLICITY

EXTREMELY URGENT WARNING!!

Poisoning suspected after several dogs die in 'Cross Hills' area in 'Keighley' (West Yorkshire, UK)-please crosspost to all dog lovers in the area.

Please see the important RSPCA press release below.

If anyone has any info relating to this poisoning please contact the RSPCA asap on 0300 1234 999 or North Yorkshire police on 0845 6060247 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Owners must be heartbroken at losing their beloved companions so please alert anyone you know with dogs in the Yorkshire area to stay away from this site.

Thank you

SWAP team UK

Poisoning suspected after several dogs die

Dog walkers advised to take care in Cross Hills area

Friday 27 May 2011

The RSPCA and police are appealing to dog walkers in Cross Hills, Keighley, to take care after several dogs fell ill and died after being walked along the same footpath.

The footpath, off Station Road, is a popular area for dog owners to walk their pets. North Yorkshire police and the RSPCA received calls after seven dogs died between Friday 20 and Wednesday 25 May. Another dog died yesterday (26 May).

One veterinary practice in the area admitted five dogs which were suffering from seizures and died shortly afterwards. Another vet surgery admitted another three dogs which were suffering from similar symptoms and also died.

The RSPCA and police are working with Craven District Council to try to determine the cause of the dogs? deaths. Tests are also being carried out.

RSPCA animal welfare officer (AWO) Sally Ramsden said: ?We are extremely concerned about this situation. People are taking their dogs out along this footpath and within less than 20 minutes, the dogs are suffering convulsions and dying.

?We don?t know what could be causing this but we strongly suspect that the dogs may have been poisoned. We also cannot rule out the possibility that this is being done deliberately.

"These dogs have suffered horrendously and we desperately need to hear from anyone who has information about these incidents. In the meantime, we really need people to stop walking their dogs on this footpath.?

Those with information should contact the RSPCA on 0300 1234 999 or North Yorkshire police on 0845 60 60 24 7 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

The path has been cordoned off and signs advising dog owners have been put up.

LordOfTheFlies Sun 29-May-11 00:09:05

A few years back in our area several cats were poisoned with ham that had been laced.Don't know if it was in someones garden or randomly thrown about.
Makes you wonder who could do this? Presumably someone who didn't want their garden used as a cat loo.
Could just as easily be a child though

chickchickchicken Sun 29-May-11 13:23:15

thank you for posting this warning

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