25/04/2019

Warning As Rat Poison Left In Belfast

Dog walkers in south Belfast have been warned to be vigilant after rat poison was left amongst bread on Annadale Embankment earlier this week.

A member of the public discovered approximately 200 pellets of the poison on Tuesday evening, 23 April.

Police have expressed concern that it has been left in a deliberate attempt to entice animals to eat.
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Writing on Facebook, a spokesperson said: "There is absolutely no excuse for this and it will kill or make any animal severely ill, be it rodents or domestic animals. The likelihood is a dog would have eaten these and a family is left with a hefty vet bill or even worse the death of a beloved member of the family. Please be vigilant when walking your dog and ensure it doesn't eat anything it finds on the ground."

Anyone with information is urged to contact police using the non-emergency line 101 quoting reference 1600 of 23/04/19.



(JG/MH)

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