The following notice has been received from the Hampshire Country Watch team on Thursday 7th March 2013.
It has been brought to our attention that up to nine dogs have died after being walked in the Ogdens area of the Forest in the last ten days. The cases are currently being investigated by the Forestry Commission with support from the Environment Agency and New Forest District Council. Natural England remains in close contact with partners and is available to support the enquiry if required.
If your dog becomes ill after walking on the Forest please seek veterinary attention immediately.
Country Watch Sergeant