REPORTS of decomposing balls of fat which are dangerous to dogs have been spotted on West Wittering beach.
A dog walker called the Observer, and said he came across the oil-based fat ball on West Wittering beach when walking his dog this morning (January 6).
He described it as ‘a white sticky mass about size of a five gallon drum’.
The substance has been known to be dangerous to dogs, and owners are advised to check with the vets if their dog comes into contact with it.
A spokesman for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said: “We are aware of reports of a small quantity of a fatty substance being washed up on some local beaches and are looking into the matter.
“Dog owners are advised to keep their pets on a lead when walking on local beaches and not to let them eat the substance.”
Chichester District Council has been informed of the issue.