Three dogs die after eating poison in Muswell Hill woods

Three dogs have reportedly died after eating poison in Coldfall Wood in Muswell Hill

The pets were all said to have fallen ill after being walked in Coldfall Wood this week.

They are believed to have eaten the poison, possibly left out for foxes, near allotments and also near the cemetery.

Dogwalker Derek Chambers put up a warning on facebook group Muswell Hill and Friends.

He said: “Just a quick note please be careful in Coldfall Woods two dogs died yesterday due to poison that was read (sic) out down for foxes.”


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Another said: “For anybody who walks their dog in Coldfall Wood, an urgent message from a local dog walker. I have just heard via another dog walker that the owner of dogs she walks who live next to coldfall rang her to say that two dogs have eaten poison in Coldfall and died. The poison was put out for foxes by the allotment owners. Please pass the word on to any dog owners.”

Later posts said that three dogs had died.

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Tara Megson posted: “I’m sure (leaving poison) it’s illegal on public property. The police should step in....make the people who are doing this know they aren’t part of our neighbourhood. That they ruining it for all the dog lovers.”

Police and RSPCA were last night unaware of the incidents.

The RSPCA spokesman said: “We are very sorry to hear about the death of these dogs - which must have been really upsetting for the owners.

“The RSPCA is always deeply concerned to hear about suspected poisonings. Animals, and especially dogs, are often extremely curious and will be drawn to food. Ingesting just the smallest amounts of some substances can lead to kidney failure and death.”

“If anyone suspects that their dog has been poisoned they must take it to a vet immediately. If possible, they should take a sample of what the dog has eaten.”

Anyone with information shoul call RSPCA’s national cruelty line on 0300 1234 999.”

Did your dog fall ill after walking in Coldfall Wood? contact:emily.banks@archant.co.uk

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