Michael Evans with his border collie cross Bunny which was the target of a bait at the Chancellor Drive residence.
Michael Evans with his border collie cross Bunny which was the target of a bait at the Chancellor Drive residence.

Baiting is ‘the lowest of the low’

A HERVEY Bay family was keeping a close eye on their beloved border collie cross, Bunny, yesterday after discovering dog baits scattered across their front lawn.

Warren Evans, a Chancellor Drive resident, said he found the 10 parcels of meat just after he woke at 5am.

“They all had some sort of tablet pushed into them,” he said.

“My first instinct was that they were dog baits because Bunny got really crook about six months ago and we never found out what it was.

“We’re not too sure if Bunny has actually eaten any this time so we’ve been watching her very carefully throughout the day.”

Police are investigating the incident and believe the tablets could be paracetamol, which can be potentially deadly to animals.

Mr Evans couldn’t comprehend why someone would want Bunny dead.

“We heard a few people around last night celebrating Halloween but I couldn’t imagine kids doing this.

“Bunny is a well-behaved dog – sure she barks at people sometimes – but that’s her job, she’s our watch-dog.”

Fraser Coast Pet Warriors’ Carmel Hodgins was disgusted to hear of the incident.

“The sad part in life is that people will go about things in an underhand way,” she said.

“The people that prey on the weak, the elderly, children or pets are parasites, the lowest of the low.

“It’s very lucky Warren has found these baits when he has. If this person has a problem with the dog they should have sorted it out face to face.

“No medication should be given to a pet unless it is prescribed by a vet.”

Anyone with any information should call Crimestoppers.



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