Ruane ‘outraged’ at Warrenpoint pet poisoning incidents

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Monday, September 17th, 2012
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Warrenpoint Sinn Fein councillor Michael Ruane has expressed his outrage at a number of incidents of animal cruelty in in the town recently.

He has directed his anger towards the individuals responsible for poisoning dogs and described it as ‘despicable’.

Two weeks ago Newry Times reported how police in Warrenpoint were appealing for information following a number of cases of suspected animal poisoning.

Over the last number of weeks police have been notified of the death of four domestic pets, which they believe were poisoned after eating dog food from bags placed around the Parkside area.

Officers recovered five of these bags and appealed to anyone who has information about the bags of food to contact them on 0845 600 8000.

Ruane described the recent spate of pet poisoning as ‘shocking’

Speaking to Newry Times, Ruane blasted,

“To poison what are simply household pets is a shocking thing to do. Do these people not realise what they have done? These pets are loved by their owners who often include children and elderly citizens who may depend on their them for company.”

“It has been very distressing for the owners and I would call on anyone who may have information relating to the incidents to come forward in order that they may be brought to book for their actions.”

He added, “Surely our society has no place for those who would commit such wanton acts of cruelty against defenseless animals”

 More on this story:

Police investigate reports of pets ‘food poisoning’

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