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Latsia to clamp down on pet poisonings

LATSIA municipality is to begin a campaign to locate places and people who have been poisoning cats and dogs in the area, it announced yesterday.

According to the municipality’s statement, following a number of complaints made by residents, and in cooperation with local vets regarding the poisoning of pets, Mayor Panayiotis Kyprianou has given instructions for immediate action to be taken.

Municipality officials will collect evidence which indicates where cats and dogs have been poisoned.

Kyprianou called on the local administration and the local police to take all the necessary measures to prevent this unpleasant phenomenon from taking place.

Latsia municipality has also put its neighbourhood watch scheme into action, sending SMS messages to 610 local residents to help prevent these criminal acts and calling on them to be extra careful to protect their pets.

The statement ended by saying that the municipality finds such actions unacceptable.

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