Batemans Bay Police are appealing to the public for information after poisoned meats were found at Batehaven on Sunday and Monday, October 18-19.
"Sadly, it appears dogs and cats have been deliberately baited using pilchards and salami with snail bait pellets pushed into them," a South Coast Police District spokesperson said.
"The meat pieces have been left on random nature strips and in front yards of houses along Joseph Street and Edward Road from about 10pm, Sunday, October 18.
"More pieces of poisoned meat has been located late this afternoon, Monday, October 19, with the latest fur-baby victim being a dog around 3pm.
"At this time, one dog is recovering and back home with his family, two cats have been found deceased, with a further two cats still missing and one dog remains at the vet undergoing intensive treatment.
"Advise from Casey's Beach Vet is if your animal shows signs of frothing at the mouth, tremors or seizures and collapse, this could be life-threatening for them and you should call 0407 738 722."
Anyone with information is urged to call Batemans Bay police on 4472 0099 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 and quote E76003404