‘Shut your little yap yap dog up before I get it removed’: Pet owner is too scared to go to work after his neighbour left him an angry note
- A man has received a threatening note about his loud dogs on the Gold Coast
- He has started working from home in fear that his beloved dogs may be attacked
- South-east Queensland have reported a number of dog baiting attacks this year
- He hopes his dogs will not be targeted, and has set up security cameras at home
A pet owner is frightened to leave his two dogs alone after receiving a threatening letter in the mail.
Brett Quinsta, from Worongary on the Gold Coast, Queensland, found the anonymous letter in his mail box about the behaviour of his poodle cross westie and beagle.
The printed letter with large font reads: ‘shut your f**king little yapyap dog up before I get it removed!!’
Mr Quinsta posted a photo of the letter on a Gold Coast community Facebook group, expressing his concern for his pet’s safety.
A pet owner is frightened to leave his two dogs alone after receiving a threatening letter in the mail (pictured)
A man has received a threatening letter about his dogs on the Gold Coast. He is hoping they don’t become the next target of south-east Queensland’s recent baiting attacks (stock image)
The letter comes at a frightening time for Gold Coast pet owners, after a spate of suspected baiting in south-east Queensland has animal lovers keeping a constant watchful eye on their furry friends.
‘If I hadn’t received this letter before all the baiting had gone on I wouldn’t have been too stressed with it, but people seem to have started copycatting the baiting from Brisbane,’ Mr Quinsta told the Gold Coast Bulletin.
Mr Quinsta isn’t taking any chances by leaving them alone, and has started working from home to keep an eye on his beloved pets.
He has also installed security cameras around his house to keep tabs on people in his neighbourhood.
‘If someone is out sending letters like that instead of speaking to you directly or calling the council, I wonder what else they might do,’ Mr Quinsta said.
At least eight dogs have been killed in the last two months from suspected baiting attacks, with chunks of poisoned meat found scattered throughout Brisbane’s popular Waterfront Park in August.
Chunks of poisoned meat (pictured) were found in Brisbane’s Waterfront Park leaving pet owners on edge
Signs your dog has been poisoned
- Suddenly becomes tired or seem weak
- Start experiencing tremors
- Start salivating heavily
- Collapse or have a seizure
Source: Dogs of New Farm
Rat poison was also found out the front of the Retreat Doggy Day Care center.
RSPCA spokesman Micheal Beatty pleaded for anyone with information on the baiting incidents to contact them and local police.
‘The job has been assigned to an inspector. There are so many of the things being reported at the moment but sadly there are a fair few attempts by people trying to spook others, or just rumours online,’ Mr Beatty said.
At least eight dogs have been killed in the last two months from suspected baiting attacks (stock image)