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RSPCA warns of dog deaths in Richardson

By RiotPost - 16 September 2009 32

RSPCA ACT CEO Michael Linke advised Riot late last night (Tuesday 15th) that a fourth dog has died in Pritchard Circuit Richardson.

The RSPCA urges people in the area to secure dogs and inspect backyards prior to going to work this morning.

RSPCA is very concerned for dogs in this vicinity.

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RSPCA warns of dog deaths in Richardson
V twin venom 1:46 pm 16 Sep 09

hk0reduck said :

If correct, “Four dogs in neighbouring backyards” in the ABC Article pretty much confirms it as an extremely targetted attack.

Penalty for poisoning a dog and it subsequently dying is a maximum of 1 year in prison and/or $11,682.00 (100 penalty units) per offence. You can find more info here: http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/act/consol_act/awa1992128/s12a.html

Now that’s a nice penalty, particularly if applied per offence. Someone should be very nervous.

hellspice 1:09 pm 16 Sep 09

fnaah said :

Absolutely awful, I’m so glad that I (and my dog) have moved out of Richardson.

Anyone know the maximum penalty for this kind of atrocity?

hopefully the person in question will be caught and name publicised, the penalty will probably be revealed when someone finds the body

Bronto 12:56 pm 16 Sep 09

This is totally barbaric and down right cruel. I hope someone knows something about it because it’s obviously a target on dogs that are in secure back yards. If you ask me, Richardson is becoming the ‘hole’ of canberra lately with cars being set alight and now this. We need more Police presence but that’s just too much work for them.

Muttsybignuts 12:43 pm 16 Sep 09

I’d be looking at one of the neighbours whose house backs on to one of the “neighbouring backyards”.

Mr Evil 12:32 pm 16 Sep 09

I know, make the residents of Pritchard Cct an ultimatum: if the nasty bastard who is baiting dogs isn’t handed over to Police within 3 days, then Denis Ferguson (the notorious pdfile) will be relocated from his Govt flat in Sydney to a house in Pritchard Cct next week!

Mr Evil 12:18 pm 16 Sep 09

“Penalty for poisoning a dog and it subsequently dying is a maximum of 1 year in prison and/or $11,682.00 (100 penalty units) per offence.”

Or, as we all know in the ACT Court system – a slap with a wet bus ticket and a promise not to do it again.

hk0reduck 12:14 pm 16 Sep 09

This post was a bit low on the details. But yes, it looks like baiting.

Here are two brief (but slightly more informative) news articles.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/09/16/2687188.htm?site=canberra

http://canberra.iprime.com.au/index.php/news/prime-news/dog-poisonings-in-richardson,164261

If correct, “Four dogs in neighbouring backyards” in the ABC Article pretty much confirms it as an extremely targetted attack.

Penalty for poisoning a dog and it subsequently dying is a maximum of 1 year in prison and/or $11,682.00 (100 penalty units) per offence. You can find more info here: http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/act/consol_act/awa1992128/s12a.html

dvaey 12:13 pm 16 Sep 09

Im also curious if this is a poisoning as I have friends who live in the neighbourhood. Having said that, ‘poisoning’ can take many forms though, as a previous RiotACT thread covered dogs being potentially poisoned by mushrooms, or some other natural growning thing they thought smelt good enough to eat. Hopefully the RSPCA comes up with an answer quickly, and if a person or people are delibrately doing this that theyre brought to justice swiftly.

Mr Evil 11:12 am 16 Sep 09

Poison?

Look, some people’s dogs can be a right pain in the arse, but I’d never condon killing the poor bloody things.

Gobbo 10:17 am 16 Sep 09

Has the RSPCA figured out what is killing the dogs? Is someone throwing down baits int eh area?

Has DAS had reports of nuisance dogs barking on this street?

Potentially the person complaining the loudest may have decided to take matters into their own hands.

grundy 9:50 am 16 Sep 09

What the?

What’s causing this? Has the RSPCA commented on the cause of death?

fnaah 9:45 am 16 Sep 09

Absolutely awful, I’m so glad that I (and my dog) have moved out of Richardson.

Anyone know the maximum penalty for this kind of atrocity?

lobster 9:38 am 16 Sep 09

Are they being poisoned? I would bet that it is some cranky bat that lives in the area who doesn’t like dogs or barking dogs or something.
They would want to hope they don’t get caught if they did that to my dog.

johnboy 9:18 am 16 Sep 09

A fifth dog has now popped its clogs.

KB1971 9:01 am 16 Sep 09

I hope they catch these people, my brother in laws dog was cought up in this, looks like he will be ok though.

We had ours poisoned in August, lost one & nearly lost the other (after a late night visit to the awesome vets in Braddon & $2000). We now have the most spoilt Dalmation in Tuggers.

I am lost for words as to why people think this is a good idea at the time.

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