Three more dogs have been found dead of suspected poisoning in Yau Tong following two deaths in the area earlier this month.

A resident living on the hill over Cha Kwo Ling Main Street in Yau Tong discovered a foul smell at around 7am on Monday, and found the body of a stray mongrel – which the resident has been feeding – lying under a car. The resident, suspecting poisoning, called the police and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

The police and the SPCA found two more bodies of stray mongrels nearby.

An SPCA officer takes away the body. Photo: Apple Daily.

The police have classified the case as animal cruelty. The SPCA said the bodies will be examined by the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, reported Ming Pao.

On April 7, a woman discovered that two black mongrels living in a flat on Cha Kwo Ling Main Street were on the verge of dying. She suspected that they were poisoned and reported the case to the police.

The female dog passed away at the scene, and the male dog did not survive after being sent to the vet. The bodies were also examined by the AFCD, and the case was classified as animal cruelty.

【保護動物·專責調查隊擴展至全港22個警區】我哋明白,保護動物嘅重要性。於「動物守護計劃」下設立處理虐待動物案件嘅專責調查隊,已經喺全港22個警區都設立處理虐待動物專隊咗喇! 22 Police districts have…

Posted by 香港警察 Hong Kong Police on Saturday, 14 April 2018

Earlier this month, the police said that 22 police districts had assigned dedicated teams to investigate cases of animal cruelty.

“We will always maintain our professionalism to protect the animals,” the police said in a social media post.

The announcement came after the 23-year-old owner of a Japanese spitz was arrested for animal cruelty at the end of last month. Police suspect the dog was killed after being thrown from the roof of a 23-storey residential block.

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