The Phantom Dog Poisoner

Dog owners in the town of Basildon are concerned that someone may be trying to poison their pets. They've organized meetings to discuss the danger. Not that any dogs have been poisoned so far. No one has even seen any signs of poison around. But an email rumor has everyone spooked.

Animals Urban Legends

Posted on Tue Sep 08, 2009


So someone's trying to poison their dogs, but apparently with little success, since no dogs are sick and no one has found any poison. Yeah, that's a good thing to get all wee-weed up about. You can't be too careful.
Posted by Big Gary  on  Tue Sep 08, 2009  at  10:44 AM
Sure, this may be overreacting, but dog poisoning does happen:
Posted by Howard  on  Tue Sep 08, 2009  at  11:53 AM
Howard, surely you recognize the difference between a case where multiple dogs were poisoned and died (described in the article you linked to) and one where no dogs were injured and no poison was found, and there was no evidence of attempted dog poisoning except a rumor of unknown origin saying some unspecified person would poison dogs.

One is a real crime; the other is apparently mass hysteria.
Posted by Big Gary  on  Wed Sep 09, 2009  at  07:53 AM
I love the bit where the woman says, "I don
Posted by Mr Henderson  on  Fri Sep 11, 2009  at  03:24 PM
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