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Tainted meat poisons dog at Carkeek Park in Seattle, Wash.

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On Sunday, Dec. 15, KOMO 4 News reported that a dog who visited Carkeek Park in Seattle, Wash. is recovering after ingesting poisoned meat on the morning of Saturday, Dec. 14.

A sample of the meat was sent to a Washington State University lab for testing. It is suspected that the meat, which sickened one dog so far, contains rat poison.

The dog, named Berdy, was out walking between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. on Saturday. Berdy's owners believe that the meat was thrown out along the south trail system of Carkeek Park.

Veterinarians at Seattle Veterinary Associates induced vomiting and after receiving emergency care, Berdy is recovering at home.

Seattle Veterinary Associates (SVA) has been helping pets since 1971, caring for thousands of animals each year in their four state-of-the-art facilities across Seattle. SVA urges those with pets or children to be cautious when visiting Carkeek Park, which is comprised of 216 acres and is located in the Broadview neighborhood of Seattle.

Under Washington State law RCW 16.52.207 animal cruelty in the second degree is defined as:

A person is guilty of animal cruelty in the second degree if, under circumstances not amounting to first degree animal cruelty, the person knowingly, recklessly, or with criminal negligence inflicts unnecessary suffering or pain upon an animal.

Animal cruelty in the second degree is a gross misdemeanor.

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