Wednesday, November 24, 2010

At last. A Poison update.

Yesterday evening, we heard from one of the people whose dog had been poisoned, that the culprit has been caught. I had heard rumblings of that a few weeks back, but there've been so many rumours on the ground that I didn't want to post about it. But if anyone would know, it'd be someone who was personally and tragically involved.

I just got off the phone with the local police station where a nice [if hesitant] policeman has confirmed that, yes, someone has been caught and action is being taken.

For obvious reasons, he was unwilling to divulge any more information.

But you know what? I'm happy with that.

Yes Georgia, there is a Santa Claus, and he's come early this year.

Update Tuesday, 8th March 2011   A friend went to the police station to enquire about the outcome of the case.

For the last few months, the local dog community has been under the impression that the culprit had been caught, charged, found guilty, and appropriately penalised [since it was a witness that led to his capture].

No one knew for sure because the authorities [council, SPCA and police] would not tell us the court date and have not been updating us on the proceedings. But we were hopeful.

Unfortunately, it appears the case was thrown out and charges were never laid because "the evidence was too inconclusive".

How can it be that no one bothered to tell us this?

It's a sad day for dogowners and other law-abiding citizens who live in the Balmain peninsula.


Chapeuzinho said...

I hope someone dobbed him in. Keep us posted.

Baliz Woof Woof said...

Great news! Thank you for the update.

Annette & Miss L.

espirro said...

@ chappers -

apparently so. long live dobbers!

told the police the community might appreciate some official bulletin on the process and outcome. but you know, they're worried about the consequences to the man if his identity is made known.

espirro said...

oops, had a re-think of the word "dobber".

the word [not from police] is that he was seen doing it. so, it was a lead rather than a dob! xox

Anonymous said...

brilliant news. Molly, Scotty and I are heading down this afternoon for a long awaited sniff and frolic! yippee ....

Kristine said...

Good news, that's terrific. As long as it doesn't happen again, right?

georgia little pea said...

I'm afraid that pandora's box is open :(

Anonymous said...

What a surprise, never thought he/she would get caught. Tara xox

sonia a. mascaro said...

It is so sad and awful that someone had been poisoned animals...
I hope that it's never will happens again!

Have a nice weekend!

Anonymous said...

This wont be a popular post, but you know what guys, I don't know that I will feel safe letting the gordie's of the lead in Mort Bay, in fear the aberrant behavior of this person will happen again. I want some commitment/guarantee (from the authorities) that this person will not return to this hateful behavior. Any thoughts/comments? gill

georgia little pea said...

I think you're absolutely right gill. It would be fantastic to get a bit more information on the case at least. I'm not sure what guarantee the police could give us dog owners though, that this OR some other person will not bait again.

I notice that, despite the baiting, irresponsible dog owners continue to not pick up their dog poop, which pretty much means there'll always be fuel for fire in the community :(
Take care out there xox

Team Kenzo said...

How awful! glad they catched him !