Another dog has died, possibly due to Margate property owners trying to slow the spread of garden-eating rabbits.
Did a neighbor spread poison to kill the rabbits?
Resident Angela Paul pleaded with the 3 Margate Commissioners on Sept. 2.
Paul showed pictures and carried the box containing ashes of her little Bichon that died on August 26.
‘There’s something going on in Ventnor, Margate and Longport that I was unaware of. People trying to get rid of bunnies overtaking the city. They are putting down rat poison. If I knew this, I wouldn’t have walked my dog. I wish is that I knew it was happening’.
Margate Mayor Becker and Commissioners Amodeo and Blumberg have largely ignored pleas for better public awareness.
Next door in Longport, Mayor Russo has been proactive. Russo quickly issued public warnings about potential dangers to dogs that come in contact with poison or dead rabbits.
Margate Residents Want Rabbit Poisoning to Stop.
Please warn pet owners about the dangers that lurk on manicured lawns edged with tender flowers.
Please send a letter to all households warning pet owners and parents of young children about the hazards of putting out poisons that can be disastrous.
Veterinarians familiar with the situation believe dogs are sometimes prone to eating rat poison or rabbit poop.
Social Media is no longer an effective way to share critical information. Few see the posts. Too many municipalities rely on Social Media sites or the declining Press of Atlantic City.
Stephania Saienni-Albert: People lack insight. Why would someone purposely want to destroy wildlife? I am saddened by having to dispose of two dead bunnies on my street before my daughter saw them. We need to be very diligent with our children and our pets while outside. I am hopeful that these people responsible are caught and criminally prosecuted.
Judi Weinberg: No living thing should be poisoned- there are better ways to keep rabbits away from your plants
End Animal Poisoning. Sign the petition.
I am creating this petition in hopes to end the use of poison to hurt an animal . The bunnies eat the poison. The rats, mice and raccoons eat the poison . They leave feces in your neighbors yard. Their dog licks the paws that walked on that fecal matter. It’s a never ending cycle and animals are dying because of it. Please help me spread awareness as to why it’s unsafe, impractical and unkind! There are more holistic ways to repel wildlife from eating your tomatoes. Sign petition here.