SFPD: “Hundreds” Of Poisoned Meatballs Discovered In Dog Zones

San Francisco police are continuing to investigate a case involving numerous poisonous meatballs found on city streets recently.

Police warned dog owners in the city’s Twin Peaks and Diamond Heights neighborhoods about the meatballs last week, and now say hundreds have been recovered.

The meatballs, which investigators said contained rodent poison, had been deliberately placed in spots where dogs defecate in the area of Crestline, Burnett and Parkridge drives, according to police.

One dog gobbled up a meatball last Wednesday evening while being walked by its owner, then became sick and had to be taken to a veterinarian, police said.

Anyone who sees anything resembling the meatballs should call the Police Department’s non-emergency number at (415) 553-0123. Anyone who witnesses suspicious activity is asked to call 911.

Police also advised residents in those neighborhoods who have been involved in disputes over pets to call the Park Station investigations team at (415) 242-3000 and ask to speak with Lt. Pengel or Inspector Nannery.

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  • Lisa

    Oskar has passed. He did not survive even though his family took him to the vet right away. Anyone who can help catch the horrible person who put those meatballs out, please call the tipline.

  • Lisa

    Oskar has passed. He did not survive even though his family took him to the vet right away. Anyone who can help catch the horrible person who put those meatballs out, please call the tipline.

  • christopher0312

    San Francisco is the least friendly dog city I’ve ever lived in. The hostility I saw to dogs was shocking. Funny thing is, when we moved away, we’ve found quite the opposite. In most places in the country, dogs and loved and cherished.

  • christopher0312

    San Francisco is the least friendly dog city I’ve ever lived in. The hostility I saw to dogs was shocking. Funny thing is, when we moved away, we’ve found quite the opposite. In most places in the country, dogs and loved and cherished.

  • Arunigrace

    Do people still think it’s “too expensive” to put tax dollars towards reopening the maximum security mental institutions? This nutjob needs to be put in a locked facility far away from the public for a very long time.

  • Arunigrace

    Do people still think it’s “too expensive” to put tax dollars towards reopening the maximum security mental institutions? This nutjob needs to be put in a locked facility far away from the public for a very long time.