New Zealand Dog News

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July 17, 2008

Dog poisoned as battle over 1080 heats up

The campaign on the West Coast against 1080 poison has taken a sinister turn after a dog belonging to a Greymouth pest control officer was allegedly poisoned.

It is believed 1080 pellets were poked through a ute canopy as the family pet sat inside. Senior Sergeant Tom Firmin, of Greymouth police, confirmed they were investigating an incident involving the use of 1080 to kill an animal.

He was appalled at the killing, which he said was "totally unacceptable". He would not comment further while inquiries were continuing.The dog owner was also reluctant to comment publicly.

The man had left his 10-year-old huntaway, a family pet as well a working dog, in an enclosed ute at a supermarket car park. MORE>>

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