Eleven dogs killed by poison in the New Forest
An investigation has been carried out in a bid to discover the source of a mystery toxin, which has caused acute kidney failure in dogs. The poison has been discovered at Latchmore Brook, near Fordingbridge in the New Forest.
The number of dogs killed by this toxin has recently risen to 11 and one other dog has managed to survive.
The surviving dog was a four-year-old Jack Russell called Squibby, who is owned by Henry and Marie-Anne Richardson. She was on a trip for nine days and took a number of weeks to make a full recovery, the Southern Daily Echo has reported.
The Environment Agency and the Forestry Commission have joined with the New Forest District Council in a bid to solve the mystery.
A council spokesman said: “There have been no new cases since March 1. However, six further possible cases occurring prior to March 1 have recently come to light, making a total of 12 possible cases to date.
“Environmental and veterinary investigations are continuing and all practical steps are being taken to establish the cause.”
They are also asking for anyone with any information that could help the investigation to call the Forestry Commission spokesman on 023 8028 3141.
The council spokesman added: “Dog owners should be vigilant and contact their vet if they have any concerns about the health of