Several dogs ill or dead after wildlife poisoning goes awry

In an attempt to control wildlife around their property, an Oakville, Ontario resident has likely poisoned several dogs.

According to Global News, three dogs are dead and three more are seriously ill in a single townhouse complex in the affluent Toronto suburb. It is believed that one of the residents in the complex spread rat poison pellets around common areas, likely to control wildlife they dislike, such as racoons or squirrels.

Police are not planning on pressing charges as “they believe the behaviour was not malicious with an intent to kill dogs.”

But when lethal control is used – be it traps or poison – unintended targets are caught in the crossfire.

Multiple families are reeling today because of the decisions of one person who chose to use lethal control when humane, non-lethal solutions were available.

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