Creating environments where people and business can thrive
Do criminals poison guard dogs?
The poisoning of dogs is a common occurrence in South Africa and is a precursor to crimes such as burglaries, robberies etc.
According to recent studies, hundreds of dogs are poisoned on a monthly basis. Unfortunately very few people are aware of this and only become aware of the issue after their best friend has been poisoned.
The most common drugs used to poison dogs are organophosphates, carbamate (Aldicarb, Temik, also known as Two-Step) and rat poison. Temik is fairly easy to identify and presents in the form of tiny black or bluish/grey granules, similar to gunpowder. Most rat poisons appear in pelleted or caked form. Other poisons are more difficult to identify as there is a greater variety. All reported cases of dog poisoning have revealed that poisons are presented to the dogs with food. Common presentations include polony, meat, fish, maize meal, or bread: all rolled in, or stuffed with the poison.
These drugs are fast acting, even if a miniscule amount is digested and it is essential that action is taken immediately. Symptoms include vomiting (often blood), confusion, excessive salivation, dizziness and disorientation, convulsions, seizures and weakness amongst others.
Myth: Women are more likely to fall victim to crime than men Fact: Black males are most likely to fall victim to crime, particularly victims of murder…Read More
Myth: All Serial Killers are Loners, Isolated and Dysfunctional Fact: Serial Killers blend-in very well with their surroundings and often have families, are employed and appear to be social, caring…Read More
Myth: Most crimes are solved by fingerprints and DNA. Fact: Less than one percent of all serious crimes are solved by DNA and fingerprints do only slightly better.…Read More
Myth: All human trafficking is sex trafficking Fact: Sex trafficking forms a large part of human trafficking. However, there are numerous other types such as child slavery, labour, organ…Read More
Myth: Women and Children are harmed by strangers Fact: Approximately 70% of women and children are victimised by people they know…Read More
Myth: You can fail a test if you’re nervous Fact: Everyone is nervous for a polygraph, the only way you’ll fail a test is if you lie or don’t listen to the examiner’s instructions…Read More
Myth:A Master Key can open any lock no matter the shape or size. Fact:In general Master Keys do not really exist but there are a few exceptions. It is worth noting that it is not really the key that…Read More
Myth: The Internet Protocol (IP) address can identify exactly who sent an e‐mail. Fact: An IP address is analogous to a telephone number. While both numbers are uniquely assigned, investigators can…Read More