The owners of two dogs poisoned in west Deniliquin this week say their pets were baited.CASS SAVELLIS May 16, 2014 3:55am
A series of suspected dog baitings in west Deniliquin has caused a panic among local pet owners.
Jayne Blyth’s 10 year-old Australian terrier, Echo, died after the family believe he was poisoned.
The family found their beloved pet struggling and in distress at their home about 6am on Tuesday morning.
‘‘We weren’t sure what had happened so we went to the vet but he was too far gone,’’ Mrs Blyth said.
‘‘Our home is fully fenced so we know Echo hadn’t been out.’’
Mrs Blyth took to social media to vent her frustration over the alleged poisoning.
‘‘I was so angry I just put it out there (on Facebook),’’ she said.
‘‘I’m also concerned that a young child might pick up whatever poison is being used.’’
The family has only lived in town for six months after moving in from a property on the outskirts of Deniliquin.
‘‘I’m just about ready to move back out there,’’ she said.
‘‘There are a lot of angry people in town.’’
Another west Deniliquin resident, Karen Sharp, believes her nine year-old border collie cross blue heeler was the victim of another cruel poisoning attack.
‘‘I think someone had thrown bait over into the yard,’’ she said.
‘‘We found bones in the yard that we didn’t feed her and our gate is tied up so she doesn’t get out.
‘‘I returned home from holidays on Saturday night and she was fine. Then on Sunday she was gone.
‘‘It was too late to take her to the vet.’’
‘Missy’ was Karen’s four-year-old daughter Alysha’s pet.
‘‘We found her on the side of the road and she’d been our pet ever since,’’ Ms Sharp said.
‘‘We’ve had no problem with Missy; she’s done nothing to harm people.
‘‘My four year-old is devastated. It’s just tragic.’’
Ms Sharp has heard of similar incidents within blocks of her home.
‘‘My neighbour’s dog also died at the weekend; it is undergoing an autopsy,’’ she said.
‘‘We’ve asked him to let us know of any news that may help us find out what is going on.’’
Deniliquin Veterinary Clinic could not confirm the alleged poisonings, but veterinarian Kate Howison said staff were always on hand to assist with any concerns.
‘‘We offer 24 hour emergency care,’’ she said.
‘‘The clinic can be contacted on 5881
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