Cranbrook RCMP warn of dogs falling ill from ‘substance’ in Community Forest

At least one dog has died; police say substance may have been intentionally placed

  • Oct. 14, 2016 6:00 p.m.

RCMP caution dog owners to keep their pets on leash in the Community Forest.

Cranbrook RCMP are warning dog owners after receiving reports that several dogs became ill while taken out to the Community Forest at the south end of 2nd St South. The report was received this morning and witness accounts indicated that the dogs may have consumed a substance that may contain a dangerous chemical that could also be harmful to humans over recent weeks. One of the dog owners whose dog fell ill was able to remove much of the substance but it is possible that there is more of this substance in other areas of the Community Forest. At least one of the pets who was effected unfortunately passed away. Police are not ruling out the fact that the substance was intentionally placed to purposely harm pets and are continuing to investigate with the assistance of the Community Forest Society, RDEK as well as local veterinarians.

S/Sgt LEE states, “RCMP are looking for methods along with community partners in eradicating the substance but also cautioning citizens if using this trail system to keep your dogs on leash and pay attention to your children if they are accompanying you.”

RCMP are asking anyone with information about this matter to call police at 250-489-3471 or if you wish to report your information anonymously, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Information can also be relayed via web or text based tips with details on canadiancrimestoppers.org .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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