PET POISON: Police warn animal owners of toxic chemical on Spanish public roads

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WARNING: The use of sulphur on public streets is illegal in many Spanish locations. Photo: Shutterstock and National Police


THE National Police has issued a public warning to people who place sulphur outside their premises to prevent pets from urinating, pointing out that it’s actually highly dangerous.

The force has disproved the belief that the chemical prevents animals from weeing in the streets, advising that instead it causes harm to pets and humans, and is highly poisonous.

Sulphur is an extremely dangerous substance that if inhaled, ingested or even put in contact with skin, can cause ulceration, asthma and breathing problems, conjunctivitis or inflammation of the nasal mucosa.

The chemical is also highly flammable and is not advisable to be in contact with oxidable materials or air.

The use of sulphur on public streets is illegal in many Spanish locations and the practice could entail a heavy fine.

The National Police and the Guardia Civil often issue these reminders as the belief that the chemical prevents pet’s urinating is still ongoing.

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