Dogs sick after visiting Sunset Beach park

Geraldton Guardian
Geraldton dog owners are warned to be careful if they take their pets to Pebble View Park. File image.
Camera IconGeraldton dog owners are warned to be careful if they take their pets to Pebble View Park. File image. Credit: Peathegee Inc/Getty Images/Blend Images

Geraldton dog owners are warned to be careful if they take their pets to Pebble View Park in Sunset Beach after reports of pets becoming sick and two fatalities, according to the RSPCA.

“Be vigilant and keep dogs on a leash,” a spokeswoman said.

“We’ve received several reports, but understand as many as 30 dogs could have been affected over the past few weeks.

The spokeswoman said testing by local vets was under way, but the source of the poisoning was unconfirmed as yet.

“The City of Greater Geraldton has not been baiting in the area,” she said.

“Affected pets were reported to be tired, uncoordinated, and experiencing vomiting and paralysis.

“If your pet isn’t acting like themselves, it’s always better to be over-cautious and contact your vet immediately.”

Pebble View Park is the site of mysterious dog poisonings in recent weeks.
Camera IconPebble View Park is the site of mysterious dog poisonings in recent weeks. Credit: Google Maps

The spokeswoman warned owners to keep dogs on a leash at all times in Pebble View Park, and watch them closely.

“City of Greater Geraldton Rangers will be posting warning signs and regularly patrolling the area,” she said.

People with information that may help the RSPCA investigate may call 1300 CRUELTY (278 3589) or make an online report.

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