Dog owners warned to be vigilant after reports of poisoned meat
DOG owners are being told to be on guard after reports of poisoned meat left on popular walking routes in Hillingdon.
Hillingdon Council has put up more than 20 notices telling owners to be vigilant, after receiving reports of contaminated meat, and plan to put up more.
It comes one week after the Gazette reported on Ollie, the healthy fiveyear-old Labrador that died from suspected antifreeze poisoning in Ruislip.
The council notices have been placed over the past two weeks around Ruislip Woods urging dog owners to take care of their pets.
More will soon be placed at Hog’s Back open space, in Northwood.
A council spokesperson said it received the first of three reports on January 12.
More than 20 posters have been put up at each major entrance to Ruislip Woods.
They will also go up at Hog’s Back after some dog walkers there expressed concern to the council.
The spokesperson said council officials will also be carrying out extra patrols around Ruislip Woods.
None of the veterinary practices contacted this week by the Gazette and get west london said they had treated poisoned dogs, but Gemma Taylor, a vet nurse at Arden House, in Harefield, said: “We’ve had no suspected cases here but I am warning every dog owner who comes in here to be careful.”
The council is urging anyone with information to call police on 101.