Tuesday 17 October 2017

Gardai issue warning after 'extremely dangerous' and 'lethal' substance stolen from veterinary clinic

Garda: File photo
Garda: File photo
Claire Murphy

Claire Murphy

GARDAI are investigating following the theft of medicine used to put animals to sleep from a vet’s surgery.

Gardai have warned that the substance is “extremely dangerous” and “can be lethal” to humans.

The burglary occurred at a veterinary surgery on Walkinstown Road, Dublin 12 on the night of October 28.

“During the burglary eight 100ml of Dolethal (veterinary medicine which is used by veterinary surgeons to administer euthanasia to animals) was taken,” gardai said.

“This medicine is extremely dangerous and can be lethal if taken orally or injected by humans”.

Gardai in Crumlin are appealing for members of the public to notify Gardai if they have any information which can assist them locating the above described veterinary medicine to contact them in Crumlin on 01 6666200, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

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