Animal Lovers Offer $25,000 Reward in Case of Poisonous Meatballs

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What kind of monster poisons a dog?
With the help of some very kind people, the Animal League Defense Fund is offering a $25,000 reward to anyone who can help catch the person who's sprinkling San Francisco with poisonous meatballs that are meant to sicken and kill our beloved dogs.

As dog lovers already know, police found a new stash of suspicious meatballs on Feb. 22, in the Richmond and Twin Peaks neighborhoods. The meatballs appeared to be similar to those that were found last summer which were laced with enough strychnine to potentially kill a human. Sadly, a dachshund named Oskar devoured a meatball last July and died.

In this latest discovery, where 35 meatballs were found, another pup reportedly nibbled the meat treat and got sick. That dog is at home recovering.

According to police, all the meatballs are left in places dogs are known to frequent, including bushes and sidewalks, which means the perpetrator(s) are intending to hurt the dogs.

Police have no suspects at this time, which is why the community has stepped up.

Along with funds from ALDF and SFDOG, Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman has pledged the bulk of the reward -- contributing $23,000 -- to help track down the people responsible for this horribleness.

If you have information relating to the identity of the person or persons who are poisoning San Francisco pups, contact the Animal Legal Defense Fund at 707-795-2533, x1010.




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Anne-Marie Dumaresq
Anne-Marie Dumaresq

Don't be ridiculous. Prison cell with the inmates who hate pedophiles. That'll do.

Mel Greene
Mel Greene

Dog lovers should be pissed & this person should actually be put to death when caught.

Emma Pöe
Emma Pöe

Let's catch whoever is doing this! So, so terrible; who could do such a thing???

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