An­i­mal poi­son probes

The Press and Journal (North-East) - - News -

Two at­tempted in­ci­dents of poi­son­ing on the same day are be­ing in­ves­ti­gated by an an­i­mal wel­fare char­ity.

Scot­tish SPCA of­fi­cials are ap­peal­ing for in­for­ma­tion from the pub­lic in re­la­tion to the Jan­uary 6 in­ci­dents.

A large amount of poi­son – thought to be slug pel­lets or ro­den­ti­cide – was dis­cov­ered near the en­trance to Over­toun Park in Ruther­glen, South La­nark­shire.

Due to the amount of poi­son and where it was placed, of­fi­cials be­lieve it was put down with the in­ten­tion of caus­ing harm to an an­i­mal.

A Scot­tish SPCA spokesman said: “It looks like a whole can­is­ter was used and the coun­cil are con­fi­dent that it was not them.”

On the same day, the char­ity re­sponded to a re­port of a white pow­der-like sub­stance be­ing found in a gar­den in Steven­ston, Ayr­shire.

The owner be­lieves the sub­stance was left to de­lib­er­ately cause harm to dogs liv­ing at the ad­dress.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion can con­tact the Scot­tish SPCA an­i­mal helpline on 03000 999 999.

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