HC Deb 25 April 1876 vol 228 c1635

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether his attention has been called to the systematic poisoning of valuable dogs, which has lately taken place in London and the neighbourhood, especially at Richmond; and, whether any special measures have been taken for the detection and punishment of the perpetrators of these outrages?


, in reply, said, that since the hon. Member had given Notice of his Question he had communicated with the police, and had given directions that every effort should be made to find out the perpetrators of these outrages. Rewards had been offered by the owners of some of the dogs, and special constables had been set aside to discover the offenders. Up to the present time, he was sorry to say that these measures had been without effect.