Westminster Kennel Club Statement
We have never, to our knowledge, had an incident at our show where a dog has become ill or was harmed as a result of being poisoned. We are ultra cautious to the point where we do not allow dogs to be off lead at any time while at our show. After conversation with the co-owner of the dog in question, it was established that the dog left Georgia on Monday and flew to New York, he was exhibited at our show on Tuesday, and flew to Denver on Wednesday morning where he subsequently became ill on Saturday. Unfortunately, no autopsy was performed, so there are a lot of unanswered questions. No other animal which attended our show was reported to our show veterinarians with any incident of serious illness. We have been made aware that no rodent poison is used at the Piers and pest control is maintained through trapping.
Westminster Kennel Club
Contact: David Frei 212-213-3212