Vets warned after rumours of dogs being poisoned

Spring flower blossom on the Cuckoo Trail. April 2nd 2012 E14020N

Spring flower blossom on the Cuckoo Trail. April 2nd 2012 E14020N

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Vets have been alerted after rumours of dogs being poisoned on the Cuckoo Trail.

A reader contacted the Herald saying they had heard an animal had died after eating a poisoned piece of meat but police were unable to confirm any such incident.

The Cuckoo Trail stretches from Heathfield to Eastbourne Park and passes through Horam, Hailsham and Polegate.

Menna Field, a registered veterinary nurse at St Anne’s Veterinary Group, said, “We asked a receptionist to call around the vets in the area around the Cuckoo Trail where it had been reported and no-one had any incidents of dogs being poisoned and brought in.

“We would ask people to vigilant when walking their dogs along the Cuckoo Trail.”

A spokesperson for Sussex Police said, “There has been a rumour of dogs being poisoned on the Cuckoo Trail. Police have called all local vets and there has been no evidence to support this rumour.

“Anyone who does become aware of an incident is urged to contact police on 101.”