Colnbrook pet owners warned to remain vigilant for dog-baiters

Just days after multiple incidents of sadistic killings of animals in Colnbrook and Datchet there are reports of a new threat to pets locally.

Remain vigilant - and contact the Council if you encounter a suspicious man in Pippins Park attempting to seize dogs.

Remain vigilant – and contact the Council if you encounter a suspicious man in Pippins Park attempting to seize dogs.

A Poyle resident has this evening reported that she encountered a man in Pippins Park who is attempting to steal dogs for dog-baiting.

Sally Rodger told Colnbrook Views:

“I would like to warn dog owners that walk in Pippins Park to be careful. There is a man in there that chats to you about your dog, ask if its friendly and what’s his name etc, and then tries to grab the dog and run”.

She added:

“DO NOT TALK TO HIM! He wants the dogs for dog fights especially smaller dogs. I have rung the police but they say they can’t do anything and to ring the council.  Please be careful and keep watch of your dog”.

The new warning follows reports of shocking animal cruelty locally earlier this month.

The League Against Cruel Sports claimed in May that there has been a surge in dog-fighting in the UK and a dog fight takes place somewhere in the UK every day.  The charity has called for a register of banned owners and more than 45,000 have signed up to an e-petition calling on the Government to carry out a review of England and Wales’s Dangerous Dogs Act, including stronger sentences for dog fighting.

As well as the Police, the RSPCA says you can report incidents of dog baiting to it directly on 0300 1234 999.

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