Warning over slug pellets in Rotherham Park

Published Thursday, 25th August 2016
Staffordshire bull terrier
Staffordshire bull terrier

Rotherham Council is warning dog owners to be on their guard following an incident where slug pellets were scattered in a local park.

Worried dog walkers contacted the Council after spotting a line of pellets which had been left in Boston Park, earlier this week.

Council staff moved quickly to remove the pellets, and any dead slugs that could pose a danger to pets or wildlife, but have issued a warning to people to be vigilant.

"We are not sure of the motives of whoever left these pellets in Boston Park, but it was an irresponsible act that could have posed a danger to children, pets or wildlife such as birds and hedgehogs," said Cllr Taiba Yasseen, the Council’s Cabinet Member for Neighbourhood Working and Cultural Services.

"The incident has been reported to the Police and I would urge anyone with information about this to contact them by ringing the 101 number."

The area affected has been scarified by parks staff to remove as many of the pellets as possible.

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