A number of dogs have recently died of kidney/renal problems following walks in the Ogdens are of the New Forest. The Forestry Commission have issued the following statement:-
“The Forestry Commission is treating seriously reports of incidents of dogs falling ill and dying after walking in the Ogdens area of the New Forest.
To help find out what is causing this distressing situation we have already got back to the only dog owner who contacted us so far to pinpoint the area that he visited recently.
We are in touch with other organisations including the Environment Agency and New Forest District Council to try and find the cause of the illness.
The Forestry Commission has not undertaken any significant ground engineering work in the area described in recent months despite speculation that the illness affecting dogs may be associated with work in the area.
If anybody has any information they believe would help this situation we want them to get in touch with us on: email@example.com or call Nick Tucker direct on 02380 286836″