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.


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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