The Lake Hallie Police Department in Wisconsin has issued a warning to pet owners to be careful after several dogs have become sick from eating pieces of hot dogs laced with an unknown substance. According to the department’s Facebook page, the public’s help is needed identifying the person(s) responsible for this potentially deadly situation to area pets and wildlife.
“These pictures were taken on a trail camera of a suspicious subject in the area. The Police Department has received numerous calls regarding someone putting an unknown substance inside cut up hot dogs and then wrapping them in floss. The hot dogs have been thrown in people’s yards where dogs then eat them and become sick.”
Area residents have rightfully expressed their anger and frustration about this apparent animal cruelty situation and are warning all dog owners to keep their pets on short leashes and to be careful if their dog picks up anything strange while on their walks.
If anyone recognizes the person of interest, please contact the police department at 2017-0266. 0292. You may remain anonymous.
(Photos of poisoned hot dogs courtesy of Lake Hallie Police Department. Please note the accurate date had not been set on the camera by the owners) No dog deaths have been reported.
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