Two stray dogs were found dead in Agioi Apostoloi in Chania on Wednesday, victims of poisoned bait. Two more poisoned animals survived after last minute treatment was administered by animal welfare rescuers. Residents in Agioi Apostoloi are horrified by the poisoning. The dogs were well liked and shop keepers and residents have been looking after them for some time. Mrs Bobolaki president of Chania Animal Welfare Association said “Dozens of tourists were in the area and were appalled by the site of the dead and dying dogs. This sort of thing damages the reputation of our island as a tourist destination”.
The police is investigating the incident and will prosecute the perpetrators if they ever find them. Incidents of reported animal poisonings are on the increase in Crete with stray animal poisoning reported every week.