HASTINGS dog owners are being warned to be on the lookout for rat poison baits.
Police said they received the first of a dog bait being left on the street on Wednesday 27 March from a man walking his dog along Tara Drive about 4.30am.
The man said he found pastry laced with what is believed to be rat poison pellets. His dog is believed to have eaten a pellet but did not appear to show any symptoms.
On Sunday morning (31 March), a man walking his dog on Tara Drive between Isis Place and Lewis Street again saw pasta laced with what appeared to be rat poison on the nature strip.
Police are urging pet owners to be vigilant and report any unusual behaviour or suspicious substances in their neighbourhood.
Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report at crimestoppersvic.com.au