April 24, 2017 9:22 am
Updated: April 24, 2017 11:56 pm

Tampered food with needles inside left in Vancouver dog park

WATCH: The SPCA is zeroing in on a suspect in a string of disturbing incidents in a Vancouver park, where someone has left food stuffed with needles for dogs to eat. Geoff Hastings reports.

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The BC SPCA is investigating after another report that tampered food was found in a popular park in Metro Vancouver.

Officials say they are now aware of a third incident in East Vancouver’s Strathcona Park, where it appears food with needles stuffed into it was left on the ground for dogs to find and eat.

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This newly-reported incident happened three months ago but just last week, a dog swallowed a piece of pizza containing needles and thread and the dog needed to have surgery.

On April 3, a Vancouver resident was walking her dog in Strathcona Park when her dog ate a piece of what looked like pizza wrapped up with sewing threads. She was able to remove it and her dog did not require surgery.

There is an unfenced off-leash area in Stratcona Park.

The BC SPCA says a person of interest lives close to the park and they are following up and investigating.

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