Residents of Pacific Harbour are working closely with the Fiji Police Force in a bid to track down the perpetrator of recent attacks on local pet animals.

According to Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, at least eight family pets, around six community dogs, and an unidentified number of cats and native wildlife, have been ruthlessly murdered with paraquat in the past three weeks.

SPCA has confirmed that a meeting was held with community members and the
Police.

“They (Police) are following whatever leads they receive and doing extra patrols of the area. The community is being extra vigilant and many are installing CCTV as a result of these attacks on their neighborhood,” says Shaneel Narayan, Shelter Manager.

“A number of residents have pulled together to offer a $1000 dollar reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the person or persons behind these attacks,” says Narayan.

Anyone who have information that could help the police in their investigations and\or wish to potentially make a claim on this reward please contact the Pacific Harbour Police Post, to arrange to make a statement contact 9905388.

The government banned the use of paraquat and insecticide, from January 1st, 2020.

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