There are numerous reports on just how lethal 1080 is to dogs, how can we keep our puppies safe?
A recent incident of a dog dying in Turangi after eating 1080 has highlighted the need to be careful around any area that a drop may have occurred. If walking dogs on private land and you know there has been 1080 dropped in the wider area better to be safe than sorry and check with the landowner first as to whether they have given permission for any drop.
OSPRI North Island Programme Manager Alan Innes said the Turangi operation was on private land so there was no requirement to clear walkways.
"It is important that the public ensure they are allowed to access the area and also contact the land owner to see if there are any pest control activities in the area," he said.
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