Pet poi­son­ing per­turb­ing for lov­ing own­ers

South Waikato News - - NEWS - By ADEN MILES

Pu­taruru pet own­ers El­iz­a­beth Per­rit and Mau­rice God­win can­not be­lieve some­one would want to harm their an­i­mals af­ter one of their cats was poi­soned last week.

The cou­ple’s 10-year-old tor­toise­shell cat Neo was poi­soned with an­tifreeze and had to be eu­thanased by SPCA staff last Fri­day.

The in­ci­dent is dis­tress­ing for the en­tire fam­ily.

‘‘The night be­fore she didn’t come home for din­ner and we thought that was strange. The next morn­ing we found her thrash­ing around on the ground,’’ Mr God­win said.

The cou­ple also said Neo was foam­ing around the mouth.

‘ ‘ We didn’t know what was wrong with her so rang SPCA. They took one look at her and they said she had been poi­soned. SPCA said it is one of the cru­elest things you can do,’’ Mr God­win said.

They also have no idea how she came into con­tact with the chem­i­cal as they don’t have any on their prop­erty.

This in­ci­dent is the sec­ond time one of their pets has had to be put down as an­other cat was eu­thanised af­ter it was se­verely beaten.

‘ ‘ We j ust want to let peo­ple know this is the kind of thing that is go­ing around. It is not on. Your pet is your pet. I had my cry­ing eyes on yes­ter­day (Fri­day),’’ El­iz­a­beth Per­rit said.

POI­SONED: Pu­taruru cat owner El­iz­a­beth Per­rit with her sur­viv­ing cat 15-year-old cat Grandma, her other cat Neo was poi­soned and had to be put down last week.

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