San Francisco Chronicle. “Here’s your little puppy, lying on a bed, dead, and on the other side is your cat, lying in an incubator, fighting for his life. It was like a horror movie.”
Police are investigating. If this was, indeed, poisoning (necropsies are taking place, but the vet is sure poison is the culprit) how did someone get the poison into the backyard? You have to be a major-league pitcher to throw something over some of the houses around here so that they’d land in the yard. Houses usually completely block backyards in San Francisco. The only easy access is from the neighbors, whose backyards are separated only by fences.
So tragic, more so around the holidays. And a bit close for comfort …
In a too-related development, KUSA-TV reports that meatballs injected with poison have been thrown into random yards in Denver. Dogs have become sick, but there are no reported deaths.
I know many of you would never let your dog into your yards without full supervision, but that’s not realistic for many families. And even if you’re watching, it takes only a split second for a dog who is snortling around a yard to come upon a poisoned treat and snarf it up.
Horrible. I don’t know how you can be vigilant about this, except maybe to thoroughly inspect your yard before letting your dog out. But even that doesn’t cover all bases. Anyone have suggestions?