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At least four more dead in latest Tung Chung dog poisonings

Four dogs have died and another is missing in another case of poisoning in Tung Chung.

More than 20 sparrows died from ingesting poison in Ma Wan Chung village.

A 69-year-old indigenous villager, Wong, found one of his dogs choking when he went to feed them early Friday evening, Apple Daily reports.

When he went to search for his other dogs he found a number of dead sparrows and suspected they poisoned bait had been laid.

He found three of his dogs had died while the other is still missing.

SPCA officials and more than 20 police officers went to the scene Saturday morning and found three dead dogs in separate locations and around 15 dead sparrows.

Five sparrows were sent to the Kadoorie Farm for treatment but later died.

Police appealed to the villagers for information about the poison or anyone who may have left out poisoned bait.

FEHD workers cleaned the road and footpath with high-pressure water cannons.

In November 11 dogs died of poisoning in separate incidents in Tung Chung and San Tau village. No arrests have been made over those deaths.

Police urge those with any information about the case to call on 3661 1931.

Photos: Apple Daily

Tung Chung dog poisonings: death toll rises to 11

The toll in the Tung Chung dog poison case is now 11 following the deaths of five more pets.

In the latest incident, an 80-year-old resident of San Tau, where six dogs died in the early hours of Saturday, called police at 8am Sunday morning after two of his dogs fell ill.

A female dog died at the scene and the other was sent to the SPCA.  The second dog, a male, died this morning, SPCA told Lantau News.

Three more dogs died at the Tung Chung Animal Clinic on Saturday, all of whom had been near the Hau Wong Temple, about three kilometres east of San Tau.

Local residents have said they found meat balls suspected of being mixed with poison near the temple and had shared photos via social media, Apple Daily reported.

The head of the pet clinic said that at about 11am on Saturday a dog owner brought in two pets he had been walking at the Hau Wong Temple. Both were vomiting and were suspected of being poisoned.

One died shortly after reaching the clinic, while the other stabilised after receiving an injection. However, after the effects of that wore off at around 6 pm it began convulsing again. The owner, not wanting to see it suffer further, agreed to let it be euthanised.

At 4pm another dog was brought to the clinic which had also been walked near the Hau Wong Temple. The owner said she had seen the dog eating something on the side of the road. After she returned home, it began to convulse and died only a few minutes later.

The AFCD is conducting post-mortems on the deceased animals.

Police arrested a San Tau man on Saturday morning on suspected criminal damage after he allegedly slashed his neighbours’ bike tyres following the sudden deaths of six of his dogs. Lantau North police are investigating.


Photo: Hau Wong Temple, Tung Chung

Six dogs dead, tyres slashed in N. Lantau village dispute

Police have arrested a 45-year-old villager who allegedly slashed his neighbours’ bicycle tyres after six of his dogs died from poison.

The villager, surnamed Cheng, was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage. He is said to have had a series of arguments with his neighbours in San Tau, a coastal village opposite Chek Lap Kok Island, about 4 kilometres west of Tung Chung.

When Cheng’s wife fed their dogs congee early yesterday morning, one of them immediately began to vomit and convulse, HK01 reported. It died shortly after, followed by five others in quick succession. Two others are missing.

SPCA staff visited the village yesterday morning and confirmed the dog deaths were a result of poison.

Mrs Cheng with her dogs (HK01 screenshot)

Mrs Cheng said her husband was an indigenous villager who had moved back to San Tau about a year ago. But the couple had felt targeted by the villagers.

Just two days ago she had been woken by dogs barking at 4am. She found one of dog injured but had also encountered a neighbour with a torch near their home. “I wondered why he was wandering near our home at that early hour,” she said.

But unnamed villagers told HK01 that Cheng wasn’t popular in the village and had threatened his neighbours with knives and broken their windows. Before he and his wife moved in, the village was peaceful, they said.

Due to the poor relationship between Yin and its neighbors, the police were called to the village almost every week. said: “We are so anxious we have even installed closed-circuit television and new gates,” one said.

Lantau North Police are investigating.


Photo (top):  ‘Dangerous dog within’ – San Tau sign