Two hunting dogs have died and two more were fighting for their lives after they were poisoned on Tuesday morning near the village of Anarita in the Paphos district.
The incident was reported to police by their owner, Antonis Georgiou Asos, who is also a dog trainer.
Asos said two of the dogs died on the spot while the other two were rushed to a vet but were still in danger.
The dogs are worth thousands of euros.
The Game Fund’s district officer Harris Hadjistyllis condemned the incident.
He said that despite the withdrawal of dangerous pesticides, perpetrators continued to find ways find ways to procure poisonous substances.
Hadjistyllis warned of the consequences of such actions since poison could find its way into the food chain.