This year two dogs were poisoned in June. Their names
were Benny and Ziggy and they lost their lives due to poisoning after being
walked in Vales de Pêra, in the Central Algarve. This occurred on a track “where people cycle, walk their dogs or walk just for pleasure. It’s not
a private land”, said Anita, the owner of the dogs.
She has lived in Alcantarilha for 15 years and has
walked her dogs there for six of these. "I know the area very well. I go
there about three times a week. Now I've been going there every day since and
I'm seeing if I see a suspicious person".
These two dogs lived a happy life with Anita until
they were poisoned last month. Both were rescue dogs and one of them was
rescued after being left inside an abandoned house when his owners moved
case, which The Portugal News
The Portugal News has confirmed this information with the police who stated that: "One of the situations happened in June 2021, where the owner reported that his dog, after sniffing a bush, fell lifeless on the ground and ended up dying. The other situation happened in June this year, where the owner verified that her two dogs, which were walking without a leash, had lost strength and fell inanimate. The dogs were assisted by a vet but ended up dying".
the police have only confirmed these cases, Anita told me that in total there
are already 15 cases of dogs dying in the area, but most of them are only
reported to a vet or not reported at all.
when his dog died due to poisoning, Jeff set up a
still don't know who is doing this. It could be someone who has something
against animals, some psycho person or someone who doesn't want us to walk our
dogs there, but at least they can put up a sign or say something," Anita
Therefore, Anita calls to all those who have seen
their dogs killed to report it because it can be a danger to everyone as the
poison is very quick acting. "Even a child could touch the poison as it is
in a place where people can sit under a tree and have a picnic!" she
Paula Martins is a fully qualified journalist, who finds writing a means of self-expression. She studied Journalism and Communication at University of Coimbra and recently Law in the Algarve. Press card: 8252