Reports of dog poisonings unconfirmed by police and parks officials

The City of Kelowna has issued a release confirming the dog park poisoning story on social media is likely untrue

  • Sep. 30, 2013 4:00 p.m.

Temporary signs have been posted at local dog parks alerting pet owners to reports of chemically-laced bread being left on the ground, however RCMP have no evidence of a threat.

Reports of contaminated buns or doughnuts and an odour of anti-freeze are unconfirmed by the City of Kelowna and Kelowna RCMP, the city’s release states, though the City of Kelowna has taken the precautionary measure of posting signs in order to be safe.

“The signs are going up just to make sure dog owners monitor their pets at all times,” said parks services manager Ian Wilson. “We have investigated the reports, but couldn’t confirm there was any contaminated bread left in the Glenmore or Rutland dog parks.”

Kelowna Parks staff have followed up with a local veterinarian about a dog that was reportedly poisoned last weekend and the veterinarian indicated that testing showed no evidence of poison, the city’s release states.

The only file the Kelowna RCMP have on the matter was a report of the smell of antifreeze in a Rutland park. No evidence was found when RCMP arrived on scene.



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