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Cat owners: 'Be vigilant'

Cat owners in Canterbury are being warned to be vigilant after the RSPCA received a number of reports of animals being struck down with alleged anti-freeze poisoning in the last few weeks.

The charity say they are aware of two incidents in the area, and a further six cats may have been poisoned in the Sittingbourne area earlier this month.

It could be that these cats were targeted maliciously or it's possible that someone was simply unaware of the potential hazard to cats when they poured the antifreeze away. Whatever the circumstances we want to warn all cat owners of the dangers of antifreeze poisoning. Unfortunately the taste of antifreeze is very attractive to cats and ingesting just the smallest amounts can lead to kidney failure and death.

– RSPCA inspector Caroline Doe

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