Dogs poi­soned in Vil­la­joyosa

Costa Blanca News (North Edition) - - NEWS - By Shel­ley Lid­dell slid­dell@cb­

VIL­LA­JOYOSA Dutch res­i­dent Sab­rina I.C. is heartbroken. Two of her seven lit­tle dogs died from sus­pected rat poi­son­ing on Wednesday morn­ing, and an­other is cur­rently fight­ing for his life.

Sab­rina, who lives in Par­tida Aix­i­huili, near Mon­tesol, close to the mo­tor­way bridge on the Vil­la­joyosa-Fines­trat road, ex­plained to CBN: "Two days ago I saw one of my dogs in a cor­ner of my gar­den. He seemed a bit sub­dued, but I didn't think any­thing of it."

"On Tues­day some of the other dogs were in the same cor­ner and one brought me a piece of chicken with a bone, I don't feed them bones, so I went run­ning down the gar­den to see six of my dogs drool­ing at the mouth and vom­it­ing."

Sab­rina hur­tled off to her vet, Paul at Capicua Vet Clinic, with her pets.

Three were later al­lowed home that same night, and one the next day, but two of dogs, Puck and Bai­ley, died at the vets.

Dana, Sab­rina's next-door Span­ish neigh­bour Elena's husky cross, was poi­soned the same day and had the same symp­toms - vom­it­ing and drool­ing

lena's fa­ther also found lumps of boiled chicken with bones on their land.

Dana spent Tues­day night at a vet clinic and most of Wednesday in ob­ser­va­tion, and she is cur­rently undergoing tests to see if her kid­neys are af­fected.

Elena con­tacted Guardia Civil in La Vila, who ini­tially said there was not much they could do, so she phoned Se­prona on Wednesday who promised to visit her in the af­ter­noon, but never went.

Yesterday morn­ing (Thurs­day), Elena's fa­ther found more chicken on their land. On hear­ing cries from Sab­rina's house, he went round to find that an­other of her dogs had been poi­soned and.she was on her way to her vet.

Elena again phoned Se­prona, who said they were on their way and would be col­lect­ing the chicken to have it an­a­lysed to see what poi­son was used. Sab­rina's vet is pre­par­ing a full re­port for her to present to the Guardia Civil along with her own state­ment.

It is not known at this stage if the cul­prit ran­domly threw the poi­soned bait, or if both homes were de­lib­er­ately tar­geted.

Sab­rina's two dogs, Puck and Bai­ley, were killed by poi­son

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