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Hyderabad: 4 dogs die of poisoning for ‘safety of children’

Published Mar 12, 2019, 1:06 am IST
Updated Mar 12, 2019, 3:00 am IST
One of the five dogs who were poisoned.
 One of the five dogs who were poisoned.

Hyderabad: A First Information Report (FIR) has been registered at the KPHB colony police station on Sunday in Cyberabad limits, after four dogs died due to being poisoned in the Malaysian township.

Residents of the township have filed a complaint. The police said that out of five, four dogs have succumbed and one was battling for life in a veterinary hospital.

“Anonymous people seem to have poisoned the dogs. We have sent the bodies for post mortem, where we would be able to figure out the exact cause of death. By the time we reached, the bodies of four stray dogs were put in a garbage bag along with chicken or mutton pieces,” a police official said.

According to the residents, there were a few more dogs that were poisoned the next day too, bringing the count to 11.

They were killed with meat allegedly laced with poison.

A resident said that the dogs were poisoned by the township residents in order to get rid of the stray dogs fearing for their children’s safety.

Earlier there were also threats and notices given to people who fed the dogs in the township to immediately stop feeding the dogs.

However, after the township’s president intervened, the notices were taken down.

“Nobody has the right to harm any animal and it is a gross violation of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act and strict action should be taken against them,” added the resident.

The same dogs were already vaccinated and sterilised by the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation recently, residents said.

Location: India, Telangana, Hyderabad


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