Advertisement

Richmond investigating claim meat stuffed with needles left in dog park

The City of Richmond says it is investigating reports someone left meat stuffed with needles in a popular dog park on Wednesday. .
The City of Richmond says it is investigating reports someone left meat stuffed with needles in a popular dog park on Wednesday. . Google Street View

Officials in Richmond are warning that the city may be the latest to see someone hide needles in meat, with the apparent intention of harming dogs.

According to the city, a member of the public phoned Richmond bylaw services on Wednesday to say the dangerous piece of meat had been found in the Woodwards Slough Dog Park on Dyke Road.

READ MORE: Man horrified after his dog finds meat filled with needles on Burnaby Mountain

The city said it was unable to substantiate the claim, but said it takes all reports of potential animal abuse seriously and is investigating.

WATCH: Meat with needles found by dog on Burnaby Mountain

Meat with needles found by dog on Burnaby Mountain
Meat with needles found by dog on Burnaby Mountain

The city has notified the BC SPCA along with the RCMP and Regional Animal Protection Society.

Story continues below advertisement

It said it is also increasing bylaw patrols in the area of the park, and is warning dog owners in the city to be alert and aware of their animals’ whereabouts at all times.

READ MORE: Delta police catch man suspected of dropping chunks of meat near park trails

Anyone who sees suspicious activity in the area of the dog park is also asked to call the Richmond RCMP.

The Richmond report comes after a Burnaby man reported his dogs found a piece of raw beef on Burnaby Mountain stuffed with a dozen sewing needles.