Families heartbroken after dogs killed by poison bait

SLOW and painful deaths have befallen three beloved pets poisoned in the Cairns region over recent days.

A security camera at the front of Yorkeys Knob resident Rebecca Fonseka Perera's house captured footage of the man she believes is responsible for baiting her rottweiler, named Bear.

"Our precious dog died the next day and he suffered a great deal," Ms Fonseka Perara said.

"He threw up blood and was in and out of seizures."

 

Yorkeys Knob woman Rebecca Fonseka Perera's rottweiler Bear was killed by poison bait. PICTURE: FACEBOOK
Yorkeys Knob woman Rebecca Fonseka Perera's rottweiler Bear was killed by poison bait. PICTURE: FACEBOOK

The entire video, which runs for about half an hour, shows the man and his own dog walking into the yard about 4am on Sunday, December 2.

Ms Fonseka Perera said she believed the dog may have been a german shepherd or a german shepherd-cross.

"He spends a long time in our backyard before entering the laundry and then to our front porch," she said.

Wayne and Jenny Galvin's two dogs were killed after somebody fed them poison bait at the couple's Page Rd property in Edmonton. PICTURE: SUPPLIED
Wayne and Jenny Galvin's two dogs were killed after somebody fed them poison bait at the couple's Page Rd property in Edmonton. PICTURE: SUPPLIED

The man "is seen doing something like scattering poisoned food everywhere" while looking at the house and flashing a red laser light before leaving through the back yard.

Ms Fonseka Perera told the Cairns Post she was struggling with the loss of her friend.

"A very hard time as these dogs are our babies and the loss of our big has taken a massive hit on us," she said.

"And to know that this happened because this man is even worse."

Edmonton couple Wayne and Jenny Galvin are similarly devastated after their two dogs were fed poison bait over the weekend.

Neither dog survived after being targeted at the Page Rd property.

"We are truly devastated," Mrs Galvin said.

"We own a rural property and have always thought our dogs had the best life roaming free - no back yard.

"It makes no sense."

Wayne and Jenny Galvin's two dogs were killed after somebody fed them poison bait at the couple's Page Rd property in Edmonton. PICTURE: SUPPLIED
Wayne and Jenny Galvin's two dogs were killed after somebody fed them poison bait at the couple's Page Rd property in Edmonton. PICTURE: SUPPLIED

The couple are struggling to come to grips with their loss.

"I am angry today - sad but angry," Mrs Galvin said.

"We gave our dogs such a good life, so well taken care of and such a sad end to their life."

Mrs Galvin hoped sharing her story would alert people to be on the lookout for people targeting other dogs.

The maximum penalty in Queensland for illegally baiting or poisoning an animal is $39,165 or a year behind bars.

Anybody with information should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or the RSPCA on 1300 264 625.



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