WARN­ING OVER DOG BAITS IN STONEVILLE

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THE pub­lic is be­ing warned to be vig­i­lant around their pets af­ter a spate of dog baits be­ing re­ported in the Hills.

The Shire of Mun­dar­ing said it had re­ceived re­ports this week of dog baits in Stoneville, in­clud­ing at a lo­cal re­serve.

In one case, it is be­lieved the bait was thrown into some­one’s gar­den with the in­ten­tion of the dog in­gest­ing the poi­son.

The dog was taken to the Eastern Hills Vet Clinic to have his stom­ach pumped and was lucky to sur­vive.

The owner, who did not want to be named, said his dog sur­vived only be­cause he hap­pened to be home and sought treat­ment im­me­di­ately.

Mean­while, a staff mem­ber from Mt He­lena Vet re­ported an­other bait­ing in­ci­dent af­ter she saw the pel­lets in dog fae­ces at a re­serve in Stoneville.

In WA, un­der the An­i­mal Wel­fare Act 2002 bait­ing with in­tent to harm any do­mes­tic pet is il­le­gal and car­ries a max­i­mum penalty of up to $50,000 fine or five years im­pris­on­ment or both. Call the RSPCA on 1300 278 3589.

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