SPCA warns Chilliwack canine homeowners of suspicious substance making pets sick


CHILLIWACK, B.C. —
A disturbing rash of canine poisonings has prompted the BC SPCA to warn canine homeowners within the Fraser Valley to maintain their eyes open for a poisonous substance at native trails and parks.

“We’ve acquired, to this point, 4 issues from members of the general public who suggested us that their canines had ingested one thing, and because of this, they grew to become sick. Somebody had even reported seeing pet food with a powder over the pet food,” stated Eileen Drever, senior officer of safety and stakeholder relations for the BC SPCA.

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Drever stated homeowners should be further cautious at Rotary Path, Peach Park or Peach Highway, Vedder Park or Petawawa Highway and Anglers Boulevard, that are all positioned within the River’s Edge space of town.

“A number of the canines which have grow to be sick have been vomiting, and so they’ve had unfastened bowels and grow to be torpid,” she stated.

When Taylor Dalke noticed the SPCA’s warning, she thought her seven-year-old American Bully, Milonie, seemingly ingested one thing both on the Vedder off-leash canine park or Rotary Path.

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“We took her to the canine park, after which the following day, we got here dwelling and he or she had diarrhea all around the home,” Dalke stated, recalling the incident from two weeks in the past.

When her canine was taken to the animal hospital, she was given some antibotics and felt higher after a number of days.

Though she didn’t see Milonie eat something, she stated the listed places and the signs within the SPCA’s advisory had been too related.

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She believes Milonie’s sickness is related to this mysterious substance.

“It makes me very annoyed and really offended and heartbroken that somebody might truly try this,” she stated.

The SPCA recommends homeowners be further vigilant when strolling in these areas and preserve their pets on a leash.

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If a canine turns into sick, the SPCA urges folks to hunt veterinary care immediately.

Anybody with info is requested to contact the SPCA at 1-855-622-7722 or the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611. 

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