Dogs poisoned in Villajoyosa
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