Suspected bait kills two dogs

Midwest Times
Picture: RSPCA WA
Camera IconPicture: RSPCA WA Credit: Supplied

The RSPCA is warning Dongara dog owners to be vigilant after a two dogs died from suspected baiting.

Chief RSPCA Inspector Amanda Swift said one dog died almost instantly late on Monday afternoon, and the other died today despite emergency vet care.

“The dogs were in their yard in an area to the north of Dongara, near the Dongara Nature Reserve,” she said.

“RSPCA WA is calling for any information that could assist identifying the source of the suspected poison.

“If you have any information please call the RSPCA Cruelty Hotline on 1300 CRUELTY (278 358).”

Ms Swift said it was “never OK” to bait.

“If you have an issue with a neighbour’s animal, please address it with them first,” she said.

Baiting is a serious criminal offence under the Animal Welfare Act, attracting up to five years’ imprisonment and fines of up to $50,000.”

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