Dog dies after consuming poisoned bread meant for pigeons

Imagine taking your pet dog for a walk. Now imagine your dog innocent chewing into a delicious looking piece of bun on the floor.

Now imagine your beloved pooch shaking, retching and foaming at the mouth within 15 mins of consumption. The dog’s vet detected white viscous liquid on the dog’s mouth and has reason to believe that it was some sort of toxin.

This was the agony that Ms. Wilkins of of Lorong Lew Lian went through yesterday. The bread was spiked with tranquiliser and was intended for a pigeon culling exercise.

Clean Solutions, engaged by Marine Parade Town Council is alleged to be responsible for the bait-and-poison exercise. Pigeon poisoning exercises are reported to be conducted in this manner, the practice is in line with Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) guidelines. However, the bread was supposed to have been removed after the exercise.

Ms. Wilkins said she had not been aware of the pigeon poisoning activity and had not seen notices put up by the town council on notice boards along Lorong Lew Lian.

The Marine Parade Town Council is investigating.

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