The council is investigating reports of dogs becoming unwell after eating bread laced with rat poison in Manor Gardens.
“We have received a report of a dog becoming unwell after being in Manor Gardens,” said a spokesperson at Eastbourne Borough Council, which looks after the town’s parks and gardens.
“Our Neighbourhood Team is making further enquiries.”
The alarm was raised by Martin Fellows-Poole after he took his dog Kenny for a walk in Manor Gardens and Gildredge Park earlier this week and was made aware of the problem.
He said, “Another dog owner informed me that some evil person or persons have been leaving bread laced with rat poison in the park for dogs to eat. This is very scary. What kind of lowlife would do this?”
The Friends of Manor Gardens and Gildredge Park is also urging pet owners to be careful.
A spokesperson said one animal had received treatment as far as it was aware.
For more on this story click here
Don’t miss out on all the latest breaking news where you live.
Here are four ways you can be sure you’ll be amongst the first to know what’s going on.
1) Make our website your homepage at www.eastbourneherald.co.uk/
2) Like our Facebook page at Text to display
3) Follow us on Twitter @Eastbournenews
4) Register with us by clicking on ‘sign in’ (top right corner). You can then receive our daily newsletter AND add your point of view to stories that you read here.
And do share with your family and friends - so they don’t miss out!
The Eastbourne Herald - always the first with your local news.
Be part of it.