Poisoned cats in Seaford put to sleep

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Police and animal welfare campaigners are investigating after two cats in Seaford had to be put down because they had been poisoned.

The cats belonged to Seaford woman Alison Tucknott, who lives in Coxwell Close.

Three of her cats Oddie, Adonday and Sonny, became unwell over the weekend and after being taken to the vets, both Adonday and Sunny had to be put to sleep.

Devastated Alison, who had 10 cats in total, said she wanted to warn people after the vet said the cats had ingested rat poison.

Her partner Tony Dunford said, “Oddie came in on Friday night and was very unwell and kept having seizures.

“We took him to the vet who monitored him for a while then allowed him home.

“Later that night Adonday came stumbling in in the same state and was then barely conscious. He had to be put to sleep.

“On Saturday Sonny came in very unsteady on his feet and we took him to the vets who said he had kidney failure. He was also put down.”

The couple are concerned that somebody is either deliberately poisoning cats or they have put poison down for either rats or foxes but it is affecting cats.

Sussex Police is investigating and Trevor Weeks from the Sussex Wildlife Rescue Ambulance Service is urging people to be cautious.

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