Are family pets deliberately being poisoned on Rusthall Common in Tunbridge Wells?

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By kentsussex | Wednesday, January 02, 2013, 10:49

Fears are growing that family pets are being deliberately poisoned on Rusthall Common in Tunbridge Wells.

Commons Warden Steve Budden posted on the Commons Conservators website last week how he'd been told of 'a number of deaths' of dogs who had picked up poisoned items on Rusthall Common.

He wrote: 'The implication seems to be that someone is putting out poison bait, with the intention of deliberately targeting pets.

'But I would emphasise that these reports are not confirmed yet. I will of course, keep you all informed of any developments.

'But in the meantime, I would urge all dog owners to be vigilant when walking on the Commons.'

The post on the website was commented on by Caroline Inglis, who wrote: 'I just wanted to confirm your report.

'My friends Julia and Lee Knight who live in Rusthall sadly lost their beloved family dog Poppy to rat posioning on Friday 14th December after walking their dog up on Rusthall Common. 

;The vet said it was most probably rat poison as she had high levels of vitamin d & they use that in old style rat poison . Although it can't officially be classed as that as she never had a post mortem.'

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