Poisoned marrow bones at local parks unverified

Reports circulating on social media and via resident queries about poisoned marrow bones at local parks are unverified at this stage, as the City has received no official notification of poisoned bones.
Dog owners should keep their dogs on a lead at all times in public areas to help prevent the ingestion of anything foreign.

In designated off leash areas, owners should keep their dogs within close proximity, have recall ability, and prevent them going into areas where foreign objects or other animals may be present.

It is best to keep dogs close by and in full view so their activities can be monitored.
If you do suspect poisoning at any time:
  1. Take the animal to a vet for treatment and testing
  2. If confirmed:
  • Notify the RSPCA on 1300 278 3589 as this may also fall into their area of expertise for animal cruelty
  • Notify the local council so Parks and Rangers can be advised and increase patrols
  • Advise the Police so they are aware and can investigate any breaches under the Criminal code.

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Spearwood 6163

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Western Australia, 6965

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