Whenever antifreeze is deliberately put down with the intention of killing feral cats it can kill other animals such as domestic dogs. I am sure that cat poisoners fail to realise this.
If you are an antifreeze cat poisoner I’d like you to thoroughly digest this message. You are likely to be poisoning dogs as well. Is that what you want to achieve? I doubt it. You are committing a crime as well of course (max sentence: one year in prison and a $1000 fine)
Pix11 reports that in Mill Basin, Brooklyn, NY, dogs are dying after ingesting antifreeze because an unpleasant individual is leaving puddles of antifreeze around the place. The residents are justifiably very angry.
A close friend of a neighbour who lost her dog, an 18-month-year-old pit bull named Daysi said:
“She bled out completely,” a resident, who did not want to give her name, said about a young dog who died over last weekend. “She died a very painful death.”
The residents who have reported this know that it is antifreeze poisoning which is killing cats and dogs because they have seen the puddles of antifreeze.
Another dog who lost her life was a poodle belonging to an elderly resident. They man is completely heartbroken. A chocolate Labrador also ingested the poison but was saved.
The indiscriminate laying down of antifreeze on the ground to kill feral cats is both highly irresponsible and a crime. We all know that nowadays. Cat poisoners have learnt this from the internet. They also need to learn that they can kill dogs at the same time.
It is very difficult to save a cat who has been poisoned by antifreeze. Speed is essential. On one occasion a vet saved a cat with Vodka. Apparently alcohol neutralises the poison. Antifreeze damages the kidneys irreversibly. If possible the residents might consider setting up a CCTV system to catch the individual. It is almost impossible to get the evidence unfortunately.