Royal Canadian Mounted Police are warning dog owners in Courtenay, British Columbia to be on the lookout for hotdogs stuffed with unidentified pills after several were found strewn along Headquartes Road by someone apparently intent on poisoning their pets.
According to the BC SPCA, staff members who went out to investigate reported seeing several signs with a picture of a dog in the area.
"Basically it was just saying if this your dog, keep it home,” stated the organization’s. district branch manager Leon Davis, who added that “5 or 6 large pieces of hot dog, were found loaded with between 4-6 large pills inside."
A local pharmacist has been enlisted to try and identify the medication.
"Not only do these pills pose a danger to dogs who may be going along and eating these pills, they could pose a risk for other animals, both domestic and wild, as well as children, so we wanted to warn the public," Davis exclaimed.
In the meantime the RCMP is investing a lead on a possible suspect in the case.