Councillor calls for action as dumped food waste leads to dog poisonings in Rubery - The Bromsgrove Standard

Councillor calls for action as dumped food waste leads to dog poisonings in Rubery

Bromsgrove Editorial 14th Jan, 2024   0

A NUMBER of dogs have been poisoned, some of whom have died, as a result of waste food being dumped in a Rubery park.

The harmful food waste has been dumped in Brook Road Park, Rubery leading to the poisoning and suffering of many dogs as a result.

Bromsgrove District Councillor, Peter McDonald, who represents the area has raised the issue with police and hopes the council can provide evidence of possible offenders through CCTV footage.

The dumping of waste, which has been classified by police as fly-tipping, has also led to a rat infestation in the area.

Coun Peter McDonal said: “”Once again someone with no care for animals or indeed the local environment is dumping waste food in Brook Road Park.

“Local residents should be able to walk their dogs in our parks without fear of them being poisoned.

“Many dogs have been poisoned and unfortunately some have even died. At a time of cost-of-living crisis many people cannot afford the vet fees and are at their wits end.

“It begs belief that anyone would dump food waste knowing dogs would naturally be attracted to it and in doing so poisoning them.”

West Mercia Police have confirmed they have been made aware of the situation and are in the process of making Environmental Services aware.


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