Three dogs dead in a park in Brent, near London
Two bull lurchers and a springer spaniel, have already died and three more have required treatment after being poisoned at a park in or near Fryent Country Park in Brent, north-west London.
The first poisoning occurred on January 21 when a dog died after eating blue tablets near a lay-by on Fryent Way, inside the park.
A few days after this first incident, three dogs ate poisoned meat that was left on a grass verge in Salmon Street, right outside the southern entrance to the park. Unfortunately, one of the dogs died while two others survived after receiving medical treatment.
The following day two more dogs ate poisoned meat that had been placed in the undergrowth on the same street. One died and the other survived.
Simon Osborne, chief inspector for the RSPCA, said: "We are very concerned to hear these reports. Poisoning is a cruel and inhumane way for an animal to die and one which would have caused these dogs a great deal of suffering.
Police is currently investigating the incidents and the RSPCA has offered itself for any support the officers might need and urges anyone with any information to contact Brent police on 020 8733 3804.
On the other hand, animal rights charity PETA is now offering a £1000 reward for information that could lead to the capture of a mystery person
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