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Dog dies after eating bait left out by pest control firm

Company given warning after tainted bread meant for pigeons poisons pet dog

Published on Aug 21, 2013 6:49 AM
Tiger, a jack russell terrier, died on July 22 after playing at Block 412, Commonwealth Avenue West. The town council has warned the firm involved. -- ST PHOTO: JOANNA SEOW

A pest control firm has been given a warning after a dog died from eating poisoned bread meant to kill pigeons.

Tiger, a jack russell terrier, started limping, trembling and foaming at the mouth after apparently swallowing bait left by the side of a Housing Board block.

The 10-year-old pet was rushed to see a vet but died on the way.

West Coast Town Council told The Straits Times it had warned its pest control contractor to comply with safety procedures.

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