Chris Smalling “devastated after his dog dies of suspected poisoning” with the loaned defender of Manchester United convinced that someone has sprayed a rat killer on his land
- Chris Smalling and wife Sam were destroyed after their dog Miley died
- The cocker spaniel Jack Russell fell ill while walking through his home in Rome
- The defender of England believes that Miley accidentally ate rat poison
- Smalling claims that someone has sprayed his property with rat killer poison
Chris Smalling was left destroyed after his dog died suddenly and the English defender suspected that his pet had eaten rat poison.
The defender of Manchester United, currently on loan from Roma, is trying to figure out what killed his dog Miley, who fell ill last month.
The sun report that the cocker spaniel-jack Russell cross was one of three family dogs who became unwell after walking the grounds of his home in Italy.
Chris Smalling was left destroyed after his dog Miley died last month
Smalling and wife Sam Cook believe that all three animals ate rat poisoning that had been secretly sprayed on the property.
The other two dogs, a Hungarian Vizsla named Ruben and Labrador Summer, were also unwell but fortunately continued. Smalling placed his destruction on his social media due to the loss of his beloved pet.
“Now a very, very large part of my heart is missing,” he said. “Everyone who knew me and Miley knew that we were inseparable. People often joked about how I had two women in my life.
The Cocker Spaniel Jack Russell cross had fallen ill while walking the Smalling property in Rome
Smalling believes that the dog may have ingested rat poison sprayed on site by someone
“When I first met Miley, I was afraid of her. I grew up with many different neighbors with aggressive dogs, thinking that’s how all dogs are. Without her I would not have found the connection and compassion that I missed for all animals. I could never have imagined how much impact she would have on my life.
“You were a special soul and we were truly blessed that you came into our lives.”
Smalling’s wife, Sam, also provided information about what happened to Miley after the dog collapsed due to internal bleeding.
Hungarian Vizsla Ruben (left) and another dog were also sick but manager to move on
“When Miley collapsed, the vet found a tumor and put down the internal bleeding that led to her death, but it didn’t seem to be the problem,” she said.
“A few days later, Ruben and my mother’s dog became ill and, although they were rejected by vets, we realized that they had all eaten rat poison that had been carelessly put in our yard without our knowledge.
“It is clear that Miley was older and smaller, most affected. Ruben and Summer use medicines and do much better and will fully recover. It is a terrible situation, but we are all dealing well with it and trying to implement the many lessons that this sad situation has brought us.
Smalling’s wife Sam (right) shared her heartache about Miley’s passing on of social media
Sam had written the post in an attempt to alert other pet owners of the potential dangers of walking their dogs.
The English defender Smalling had a close relationship with his beloved pet and took her with him when he went to eat in restaurants. The 30-year-old also flew the dog to France in 2016 while playing in the euro.
Smalling brought Miley to Italy after he closed his loan exchange to Roma last summer and moved to a large old house on the outskirts of town with lots of greenery for the dogs to run around.
Smalling is currently on loan this season to the Italian club Roma of Manchester United
The Englishman has long been an advocate of animal rights and beat pet owners in 2019 who left their dogs in the car during the hot summer weather.
Smalling posted a video on social media and said, “In the time needed to come into the supermarket for a loaf of bread, your best friend can bake to death.”
He also expressed his love for dogs last February. “I think dogs are just so sweet,” he said. “The fact that, whatever day you have had, you can come home and they are always so happy to see you. They are always there, no matter what. “