A daschund being treated for poisoning last summer.
Strychnine-laced meatballs—the same kind that killed one dog and sickened several last summer—appear to be back, according to reports from San Francisco Animal Care and Control. These meatballs pose a serious danger to dogs and cats.
SFist quoted a departmental spokesperson as saying, "The meatballs were well-hidden in bushes and shrubbery, and the highest concentration were found in the vicinity of Crestline Drive and Parkridge Drive." The most recent allegations of a sighting occurred at 80 Crestline. According to the Chronicle, "the meatballs were placed in carports, behind stairwells, along curbs and in hedges and bushes—places they're more likely to be sniffed out by dogs than spotted by humans."
Last summer, hundreds of poisoned meatballs were distributed in a wide range of neighborhoods across the city, including Glen Park, Twin Peaks, Diamond Heights, Lower Haight, Cole Valley, Hayes, and Bernal. Police never located the person or persons responsible.
The San Francisco Police Department is seeking the public's help. If you have any information, please call the Department’s anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444.