Dog poisoning in Evatt

johnboy 31 July 2009 45

The RSPCA is has put out a media release warning that dog poisoners are on the loose in Evatt.

    We have heard about the tragedy one family has suffered and are seeking information to assist with our investigations.

    A resident in Sheehy Street has lost one family dog and has had two others admitted to a local vet clinic, one is still critical. We believe these dogs have been deliberately poisoned using common rat poison.

    A four month old St Bernard was found dead on Saturday morning. On Tuesday morning a second dog started bleeding from the nose and yesterday a third dog was admitted to the vet hospital.

    “This is a disgusting and cowardly act of cruelty” Michael said. “I like to think we live in a society where we get on with our neighbours , but sadly for the residents of Sheehy Street in Evatt this is not the case. We are aware families in this street own a number of dogs and we are asking people to be vigilant.

While sadly not a new thing, we can only hope they catch the buggers this time.


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crankymum crankymum 7:31 am 03 Aug 09

Once again: truly regret the awful events, so sorry for your friends, wish we could help…

shiny shiny 2:33 am 03 Aug 09

I am a friend of the family who’s dogs had been poisoned in Evatt the other day.

Sadly, there has been more tragedy. Though the dog whose nose was bleeding is much better, the dog that was taken into the vet’s hospital passed away this afternoon.

I can’t even begin to say how sad I am for them – they are very close, personal friends of mine and this is a shocking turn of events adding to the already sad death of the first puppy. These dogs were like children to this family and I wish I could rewind a fortnight and make it all go away – a naive thought I know.

I hope that the f**ktard who did this rots in their own filth.

All three of the dogs were so sweet and loving, caused no trouble, always so happy to see me, crashing into walls in their excitement and stepping on each other to get to me first – I’m shattered that I won’t see that again.

77919Surik.Saints 77919Surik.Saints 1:18 am 02 Aug 09

I am just stunned,what sort of Scum Bag is the person who done this,they have proven that people who do this to animals is just a matter of time before they start being violent to other people,as far as dvaey’s responces,what sort of mental midget are you,there is no justification for poisoning any animal,NO MATTER What the circumstances,as it has been said many times,THERE ARE channels to go throught to take action against vicious dog’s if this in fact the case of what has happened to your friend (also channels to have nuisance dogs and irresponsible owners dealt with)and as far as your friend letting his SEVEN YEAR OLD Bitch have a litter,he should be investigated,by dvaey’s comments,it almost sounds as if you are condoning what this F#*kstick did.
I have over the years had many animals,whether ones we have bred,rescued or taken in because their own owners could no longer have them, would not be responsible for my actions if I where to meet up with a lowlife who could do this,call me old fashioned or old school,but bring back Corpral and Capital punishment

farnarkler farnarkler 9:20 pm 01 Aug 09

Anyone for capital punishment for this type of crime? I’d be happy to do the five or so years I’d get for taking to a killer of my animals with a kitchen knife or three.

Gin02 Gin02 6:45 pm 01 Aug 09

I hope when the people who do these sorts of things are found, they get a punishment that is actually a punishment and not just ‘oh you’ve been naughty’ slap on the wrist that these kind of people usually get.

At the end of the day, a family has lost a loved one, if it was a person hit by a drunk driver, Mr Stanhope and co would be calling for jail time. But alas, its only a dog so who cares. We should be caring!

To the dogs family: I am sorry for your loss.

vg vg 3:59 pm 01 Aug 09

knockknock-eggman said :

A very scummy act.

I’ll just take a while stab in the dark and say maybe keep the pets inside to stop them from barking all night ? Think about how your animals may impact on your neighbours.

I’ve lived in many suburbs in Canberra…every single place of residence has had at least one neighbouring dog that kept me awake for hours every night.

I usually take my frustrations out on the owner of such dogs…not the poor muts themselves. It seems some peoples minds work differently – not an excuse for such acts though.

Every single place of residence…….every single one.

I have lived in at least 8 different houses all over Canberra and never been subjected to a dog that kept me awake for hours at night.

You sound like someone who whinges about almost anything

Pommy bastard Pommy bastard 3:06 pm 01 Aug 09

AngryHenry said :

Not one to normally condone violence but if you find or hear of someone doing this, beat the living sh*t out of them…

+1

If I found someone had done this to one of my much loved mutts there would be a murder charge. Against me.

crankymum crankymum 2:56 pm 01 Aug 09

Wanted to offer my respectful sympathy, Dogowner. Nothing can console, but it grieves us all here at my place to think of your awful experience, we just want you to know we are appalled on your behalf.

Wish we could help.

burkes08 burkes08 2:52 pm 01 Aug 09

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As the owner of the dogs in question I would like to say my dogs are/were lazy quiet and loving to all people and other animals.. Ask ANY of our neighbours they never barked at sirens, fireworks, planes.. nothing.

And NEVER attacked anyone.

This is some random f***head that has decided for whatever reason to destroy our family..

So please do not even imply my babies deserved this.

Dogowner, I am very sorry that this happened to you and your family and I hope these scum are caught. There is no excuse for this sort of behaviour.

Dvaey and Rottweiler, have you tried the mega ring from Kenzie Frenzy. I have two Rotties and a German Shepherd who all love to chew and my mega ring is still alive after 12 months. Kenzie Frenzy is a Canberra business owned by a a wonderful dog carer called Bev. She works tirelessly for ARF and with temperament testing at the pound. http://www.dogtoys.com.au/

Tooks Tooks 2:02 pm 01 Aug 09

It is possible to ‘bait proof’ your dog. Something to consider if you’re worried about this kind of thing in your area.

Auntyem Auntyem 12:09 pm 01 Aug 09

Dogowner said :

flag_elation_fanatic said :

No chance this is a street where dogs bark all day and owners won’t do anything about it I suppose? Not condoning the action but I can understand a less stable person getting jack of constant barking,

As the owner of the dogs in question I would like to say my dogs are/were lazy quiet and loving to all people and other animals.. Ask ANY of our neighbours they never barked at sirens, fireworks, planes.. nothing.

And NEVER attacked anyone.

This is some random f***head that has decided for whatever reason to destroy our family..

So please do not even imply my babies deserved this.

Dogowner – your precious puppies certainly didn’t deserve what happened to them and it’s a very sad and shocking story. I really feel for you. I have a beautiful shepherd who was poisoned last year, but thankfully we got him to Jan Spate (Hall horse vet/animal genius) in time and she saved his life.

The scum who did this are truly cowards of the lowest order.

Dogowner Dogowner 8:33 pm 31 Jul 09

flag_elation_fanatic said :

No chance this is a street where dogs bark all day and owners won’t do anything about it I suppose? Not condoning the action but I can understand a less stable person getting jack of constant barking,

As the owner of the dogs in question I would like to say my dogs are/were lazy quiet and loving to all people and other animals.. Ask ANY of our neighbours they never barked at sirens, fireworks, planes.. nothing.

And NEVER attacked anyone.

This is some random f***head that has decided for whatever reason to destroy our family..

So please do not even imply my babies deserved this.

zig zig 7:57 pm 31 Jul 09

Thumper said :

*sigh*

Shoot the bastards in the knee caps…

+1

and then make em keep running until they have bloody stumps for legs. 😉

rottweiler rottweiler 7:19 pm 31 Jul 09

Thanks DAVEY helps a bit 🙂 sounds like the dog just needed a bit of attention and lots of walks mine start digging if they don’t get walked or run around the yard after a few days ,but with kids running around yard everyday this rarely happens.

really when will people learn if you own a dog (especailly larger and cattledogs)they need lots of time spent with them and plenty of exesise.

…my little one can destroy a XXL adult “KONG” in under an hour belivie me it wasn’t worth the $55 even if it did have a pic of a rotti on it, saying it was for an adult rotti.

GottaLoveCanberra GottaLoveCanberra 6:19 pm 31 Jul 09

Thumper said :

*sigh*

Shoot the bastards in the knee caps…

You’re a generous man.

dvaey dvaey 4:42 pm 31 Jul 09

rottweiler said :

just read the storey but would still like to know where the attacks took place if you know weather they were in the street while the other dogs were with their owners or in backyards of the dogs.

In this instance it was a neighbourly (aggressive dog digging under the fence) issue.

rottweiler said :

I’am really sad to hear that the breed was cross rotti it always gives the whole breed and owners like myself a bad rap.

On a positive side, youll be happy to hear I have a 10-month old pup from one of the dogs that was mauled, who looks 98% like a pure rottie, but the only thing shes aggressive to is sticks and rope toys.

flag_elation_fanatic flag_elation_fanatic 4:12 pm 31 Jul 09

No chance this is a street where dogs bark all day and owners won’t do anything about it I suppose? Not condoning the action but I can understand a less stable person getting jack of constant barking,

S4anta S4anta 2:44 pm 31 Jul 09

Thumper said :

*sigh*

Shoot the bastards in the knee caps…

Far too kind, chemical bath for the goolies please.

rottweiler rottweiler 2:37 pm 31 Jul 09

DAVEY just read the storey but would still like to know where the attacks took place if you know weather they were in the street while the other dogs were with their owners or in backyards of the dogs. I’am really sad to hear that the breed was cross rotti it always gives the whole breed and owners like myself a bad rap.

rottweiler rottweiler 2:29 pm 31 Jul 09

knockknock-eggman said :

A very scummy act.

I’ll just take a while stab in the dark and say maybe keep the pets inside to stop them from barking all night ? Think about how your animals may impact on your neighbours.

that’s easier if you own small dogs but to have 3 ST bernards inside at night like the victim of this act would be a little hard I myself know owning 3 rottweilers who live outside in a very large dog house specailly built for them,my neighbours don’t mind them much as my dogs let them know when strangers are around.

DAVEY what breed or kind of bitser is the old lady’s dog I’ve heard different breeds are harder to be removed from owner as “dangerous dog”

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