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Notorious dog poisoner strikes again

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 06 June, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 06 June, 2012, 12:00am

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Dog lovers beware: the Bowen Road poisoner is back.

The person has killed at least two animals in the past week. A dog's body was found in a roadside drain in Wan Chai Gap Road, near Bowen Road, last Friday. Another dead dog was found there yesterday.

The poisoner has killed around 200 dogs during a two-decade reign of terror. But it was the first time he or she has struck since December 2010.

The poisoner laces pieces of bait with a black powder believed to be a poison. Such bait was found in eight locations in the Black's Link area on Saturday, police said.

Officers are investigating whether the cases are linked. They have stepped up patrols and put up posters in the Mid-Levels.

The area has become notorious for dog deaths since the poisoner first struck in 1989.

Animal rights groups advise dog owners to be very careful when walking their pets in the area.