Pet owner finds a piece of dodgy meat left at a popular dog walking park two days in a row – as a spate of animals are deliberately poisoned
- A pet owner found meat left near a popular dog walking park two days in a row
- Concern raised as there has been a spate of dogs being poisoned in Brisbane
- Pet owners warned to watch their animals in the area as council search for leads
A pet owner has raised the alarm after finding suspicious meat near a popular dog walking park two days in a row, at a time when there was an increased rate of baiting in public parks.
Vile crooks appear to be targeting pets, with at least eight dogs dying after eating poisoned meat deliberately left in yards and parks across Brisbane in recent weeks.
‘Be really careful when walking your dogs! This seems to be a horrible trend going on now,’ the pet owner warned on Facebook after discovering the meat twice this week in the city’s inner south.
A concerned pet owner raised the alarm after finding meat left near a popular dog walking park two days in a row
Kiody (pictured left) and Pattie (pictured right)was put down after eating poisoned meat at the Waterfront dog park last week
The owner said they were walking their dog on Monday night when they came across some bones on the pathway.
‘Since the dog poisoning has been going on, I took them and put them in the bin not thinking much of it anymore.
‘However I took him for a walk tonight and found a big piece of meat on the exact same spot. This is not coincidence.
‘I called police and they suggested I take it to a 24/7 hour vet.’
Pictures of darkened meat were included in the post.
The owner said they were walking their dog on Monday night when they came across some bones on the pathway
Meat found scattered in a popular Brisbane dog park that vets believe is poisoned (pictured)
Chunks of poisoned meat were found in Brisbane’s Waterfront Park.
Teresa Griffo’s beagle cross Berlin died after eating the poison, with the distraught owner saying she had lost her ‘best friend’.
‘I just don’t want anyone else to go through this, it’s awful,’ Ms Griffo told the Courier-Mail.
Berlin was put down after suffering from a range of symptoms just eight hours after playing in a park.
Waterfront Park in Newstead (pictured) has become a dangerous site for pet owners
Vets told Ms Griffo that Berlin had ingested something that caused her health to deteriorate, with a photo appearing online of small pieces of meat that were scattered throughout the park.
Kellie Jones chihuahua cross corgie Kiody was another casualty, suffering from paralysis and organ failure after playing in the park.
Brisbane City Council and police had been notified of the incidents and were looking for any leads on who is behind the baiting.