Monday, February 1, 2010

Residents Distraught by Dog Poisonings

Northern residents were distraught to learn that illegal dog poisoning took place late Friday night, January 30 in northern Ambergris Caye that ended up killing at least eight pet dogs and seriously causing another six to become very ill.
The dog poisoning took place around the Tres Cocos Area were someone (or group of people) laced chicken with the insecticide Carbofuran and left for the dogs to eat on the beach and some were apparently thrown into several private yards, including some fenced yards.
The Public Health department was contacted and they confirmed that they were not responsible for the poisonings which leads to the conclusion that it is the work of a criminal. Thus the North Ambergris Neighborhood Watch is offering a $500.00 CASH Reward for information which leads to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for the cruel act. The neighborhood watch urges northern residents to be on the lookout for new or suspicious characters in the area and to notify the police of any unusual activity.
If anyone has any information about this matter, please contact the NACNW or the local police. CONTACT NACNW President Scott Harnish: 661-6353 or If you think your dog has been poisoned, contact the San Pedro Animal Hospital by phone at: (501) 610-DOGS (3647).


Anonymous said...

Someone knows the person/people guilty of committing this horrendous act of animal cruelty to these pets. Please step up and do the right thing and report that person, be it your "friend" or not.

Anonymous said...

Is that phone number a 24 hour line?

Anonymous said...

My question is, what is the penalty for being convicted of animal cruelty? Perhaps since it is so common in Belize, the punishment could be made more severe.