Posted: Sat 11th May 2013

Updated: Sat 11th May

More Cat Poisonings Around Wrexham for people living in or visiting the wrexham area
This article is old - Published: Saturday, May 11th, 2013

The RSPCA is appealing for information after more cats have been poisoned in the Wrexham area.

On Sunday 26 April, a caller in Moorland Avenue, Wrexham reported that their cat had collapsed and was shaking. The animal was taken to a vet where antifreeze poisoning was confirmed and the cat was put to sleep. Further investigations in the area revealed that four other cats had died of antifreeze poisoning in recent weeks.

On Thursday 2 May a caller in Ruabon reported that two of their cats had been found dead within 24 hours. Whilst the older cat had been buried, a veterinary post mortem on the younger animal confirmed antifreeze poisoning.

On Wednesday 8 May in Bangor on Dee, a member of the public confirmed that three of her cats had died of antifreeze poisoning in the last 15 months. It is understood that several other cats in the vicinity have also recently died of the same causes.

Last year we wrote about similar incidents in Brymbo, and other incidents in Coedpoeth earlier this year.

RSPCA inspector Tim Jones said: “We are very concerned about these poisonings and we urgently need more information. There may be an innocent explanation but we are concerned that someone is deliberately causing suffering to cats and other animals in the locality.

“We would also ask perpetrators to be aware that deliberate poisoning using antifreeze could mean a £20,000 fine and/or six months in prison under the Animal Welfare Act.

“Owners should be vigilant and contact a vet immediately if they suspect that their pet may have been in contact with the chemical or if they see any warning signs or symptoms. The sooner the animal is treated, the better their chances of surviving.”

If anyone has any information about this incident or any related incidents in the area, they are urged to contact the RSPCA cruelty and information line on 0300 1234 999. Calls will be treated in confidence.

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