DOG/CAT POISONING REPORTING
Protocol change, due to the widespread locations of poisonings. It is safe to assume that Lake Chapala is a poisoning zone, with at least one killer if not more. Do not report on this message board. Instead report to the Lina Doyle (information below), and contact the authorities listed below (contact information is in red below). Message board updates will continue on a regular basis, by those in touch with the authorities. The public will be kept informed if any arrests take place. Surveillance of the area is growing, and we are on our way as a community to ensure that our streets are safer from those who poison. Prosecution of those arrested, will involve a lawyer and consequences. There will not be an easy out for offenders.
THERE IS A REWARD BEING OFFERED FOR INFORMATION LEADING TO THE PERSON(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR POISONING OF PETS. That reward stands at $15,000 pesos.
Please do not speculate on the message board. Do not spread rumors that the dogs were noisy and it was likely an unhappy neighbor.
Poisoned dogs have included leashed, unleashed, in home/in yard.
Those who have been charged of poisoning in the past, include expat and Mexican alike.
ALL POISONINGS SHOULD BE REPORTED, NO MATTER WHERE YOU LIVE LAKESIDE.
Calling the police is not enough.
IF YOUR DOG HAS BEEN POISONED, DO NOT BURY/CREMATE THE DOG. You must request that the poison be identified and remains frozen, until the police have finished their investigation. Dr. Ladron's animal clinic has the room for such storage.
Instructions as per meeting with government officials on dog poisoning.
There was an impressive array of officials including the President's office, Fire and Police, Ecologico, Ministerio Publico, and the Ajijic Delgado, Chuni.
There was much discussion about the difficulty of communication between the expat community and the Chapala government. People reported how they had left messages for the police and the officer in charge of Ajijic never got the message. After much discussion, it was decided that Chuni be the initial contact person to report any dog poisoning. His cell number is 33 1064 0814 (PLEASE PUT THIS NUMBER IN YOUR PHONE ), the Delegacion office is 766-1760 , email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chuni speaks some English and, in the event that he needs help, he will call Gloria Perales, liaison to the expat community, who was also at today's meeting. This designation was made so that there is a point person for us. Chuni will then report to the police and Ecologica but the buck stops with him.
To date we do not have empirical evidence of the kind of poison used. This is a major drawback and so, while we hope there are no more poisonings, we must report to Chuni should another occur. If the dog is dead, stay with the corpse and Chuni will have the police meet you. The area will be cordoned off and forensics from Guadalajara will claim the body. If your dog is alive, of course, rush to your vet but also call Chuni and give him the details.
At our request, the government has agreed to poll the stores that sell the poison and try to get information pointing to suspicious purchasers. The store operators will be told of the reward and be able to claim it if their information leads to the identification and capture.
Lina Doyle, who speaks fluent Spanish, has been heading this initiative and has agreed to be the point person for communication should that be needed. Her email is email@example.com phone numbers: 33 1350 4122 and 108-0525
Finally, ANYONE WHOSE DOG HAS BEEN POISONED, should report the details to Lina by email. Please include the date, location, description of dog and your name and contact information. There are some claiming that this is merely hysteria and no need to pay attention. WE NEED FACTS.