Cat owners warned following spate of deaths amid suspected poisonings

The Scottish SPCA are asking cat owners to be on the lookout for symptoms.

Scottish SPCA issue warning to cat owners in Angus after suspected spate of poisonings in Forfar iStock

Cat owners are being warned to be on the lookout in Angus after at least five animals died following a suspected spate of poisonings.

The Threewells Drive area of Forfar has seen a number of incidents throughout the month of December, with at least five cats dead from suspected poisonings and a further two more reported but with no details.

The Scottish SPCA are warning owners to be vigilant of the symptoms of suspected poisoning in their pets, after they were made directly aware of the five deaths.

The affected cats all showed signs associated with poisoning, which include lack of co-ordination, vomiting, dilated eyes, dehydration, cold, lethargic and fits.

The charity’s acting chief inspector, Alastair Adams, said: “Using poison, or any dangerous item, with the intent of deliberately harming animals is a crime and is enforceable by law.

“We would urge all pet owners to be vigilant in the Threewells Drive area.

“If your pet shows any signs that they may have been poisoned, take them to the vet immediately.  

“If anyone has any information about these incidents or that toxic substances are being deliberately used against animals, then we would urge them to contact our confidential animal helpline on 03000 999 999.”

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