Poisoned Meat Balls Being Investigated Again — In The Sunset District

 
More poisoned meatballs found in the Sunset District on May 5th, Cinco de Mayo

More poisoned meatballs found in the Sunset District on May 5th, Cinco de Mayo

We are getting word that more poisoned meatballs have been spotted in San Francisco neighborhoods in dog walking areas, this time in the Sunset District at 24th Avenue and Ortega: http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/More-suspected-poisoned-meatballs-in-S-F-5456894.php .

previously found meatballs looked like this

previously found meatballs looked like this

There have been two previous incidents of poisoned meatballs, both on Twin Peaks, the first at Crestline Drive and Burnett Avenue just before July 4th of last year, and another at 80 Crestline in San Francisco on about February 28th of this year. It seems to be happening again.

The poisoned meatballs injured at least three dogs, and killed a little 7-year old dachshund, Oscar last year.  Strychnine had been inserted into the meatballs — it’s a rat poison. It causes seizures and muscle spasms 10 to 20 minutes after ingestion.
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The meatballs had all all been hidden in places where they could be sniffed out by pets, such as along curbs and in bushes.
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Of course, coyotes are also at risk, as are birds of prey such as owls.
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We need to protect all of these animals. We need to stop this activity. A $23,000 reward is being offered for any information leading to culprit of this sick behavior Any suspicious activity or tips about anyone trying to poison pets should call the SF Police Department’s anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444.

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