Another pet is suspected to have fallen victim to the poisoner that has brought misery and fear to Nueva Andalucia in the past few days.

The  dead cat was dicovered in Urbanisation Locrimar, Nueva Andalucia. It brings to 16 the number of domestic pets killed by the poison.

Local residents in nearby La Campana, where poison has was discovered in Parque La Futura, a popular children’s play area, have put up posters offering a reward of €1000 for information leading to the capture of the poisoner.

The pets have all perished quickly after coming into contact with the toxic substance. Even sniffing the poison has resulted in death.

Police closed off the park after poison was discovered around some of the columns in the children’s swings and climbing frames and national TV interviewed concerned locals last week.