New Zealand Dog News

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October 15, 2009

Tempers flare at dog-death meeting

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The meeting, chaired by North Shore City councillor Chris Darby, was set up so residents could ask questions of government agencies about the poisonings and deaths of dogs at Cheltenham and Narrow Neck and of the dolphin deaths in the Hauraki Gulf.

The hostility continued after Ms Bird was ejected when residents called out obscenities several times during the presentations and when they were invited to ask questions of the DoC, Auckland Regional Council and Auckland Regional Public Health Service staff.

Six dogs died and 15 others became unwell with symptoms consistent with ingestion of tetrodotoxin, a drug that can kill a human with a dose the size of two paper clips.

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