Tin Can Town is a rehabilitation and animal rescue organisation. Unfortunately, the organisation has seen an increase in dog poisonings in the area around Blikkiesdorp.
According to IOL, five dogs have died from poisoning last week in separate incidents, including two in Delft.
Meanwhile, Tin Can Town co-founder, Rosemarie Kunneke said the organisation doesn’t know who’s behind these cruel doings nor do they have any leads, reports Gossip Buzzer.
“We don’t know who does it and what poison they are using, but what we saw was that the dogs started to vomit and had convulsions.
“The latest victim, whom we have known for years, was chasing troublemakers on the streets to protect his family, and for that reason, he was not very popular among these troublemakers. This probably caused his death.
“We’ve seen in the past that when neighbours or someone thinks a dog is a nuisance, they would – or (dogs are poisoned by people) trying to break into a house,” she declared.
In the meantime, SPCA spokesperson, Belinda Abrahams confirms that there were no statistics on animal poisoning, as incidents were not often reported, but pets were often poisoned maliciously and accidentally, according to Bharate Express News.
“The most common malicious poisonings involve the use of organophosphates or even rat poison or snail bait. Accidental pet poisoning can occur if a dog product is used on a cat (various flea and tick treatments) if an animal ingests human medications such as antidepressants, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or recreational drugs.
“Various plants and foods can also be toxic and lead to organ failure – such as ingesting any part of the cycad plant, or feeding raisins or grapes to pets,” Abrahams declared.
Please owners, if your pet has ingested poison, seek medical help immediately instead of treating your pets yourself.
“Unfortunately, when animals ingest poison, time is often short to prevent organ damage and possibly death. Delaying treatment in an attempt to treat the dogs yourself can make the difference between the vet’s successful treatment of the dog or the animal’s death.
“If a malicious cause is suspected, notify the police or security company to watch the house while you are at the vet. If the cause is known and the packaging is available, it is best to take it with you to the vet, for specific treatment”, concludes Abrahams.