Update 4 p.m.: It appears more suspicious meatballs have been found in another neighborhood across the city. According to police, four more meatballs were discovered on the sidewalk near 855 La Playa St. in the city's Richmond District last night. Police are still trying to confirm whether the meat snacks are in fact laced with poison.
Original Story 7:44 a.m.:Police are warning San Francisco dog owners to keep a watchful eye on their pooch after police found nearly two dozen poisonous meatballs over the weekend, the same kind that killed one dog last summer.
San Francisco Animal Control Officers spent about four hours Saturday morning scouring a Twin Peaks neighborhood looking for poisoned meatballs that they believe are intentionally left in areas dogs are known to frequent. The goal seems clear: to sicken or kill the pups.
During their weekend search, police found 21 poisonous meatballs that appear very similar to the strychnine-laced meatballs found last summer in the same location.
"The meatballs were well-hidden in bushes and shrubbery, and the highest concentration were found in the vicinity of Crestline Drive and Parkridge Drive," says Deb Campbell, spokeswoman for the ACC.More »