Poisoned meatballs found at dog park

GUNBARREL, Colo. - Animal control officers in Boulder County, Colo. have a warning for pet owners. Someone has been leaving meatballs laced with rat poison in a popular park.

Under normal circumstances 6-month-old Amos is a ball of energy.

"He is so tired. I've never seen him this tired," said Uli Bromme.

But what happened to him yesterday is anything but normal while Bromme was walking him in their neighborhood park in Gunbarrel.

"I look down and I saw this strange-looking piece of meat with green stuff mixed into it, and I thought that was really odd," said Bromme.

Before she could stop Amos he ate one. At the ER, the vet confirmed her fear, it was poison.

"I was just shocked somebody must not like dogs being in that park. I don't know how to explain it," said Bromme.

Neither does the Boulder County Sheriff's Office. Animal control officers scoured the park and found one dangerous bite after another. At least six so far.

"It's just disturbing and somebody has got a problem with the dogs out here and hopefully we can find out who it is," said Brandy Perkins, Boulder County Animal Control officer.

Neighbors say the off-leash park surrounded by condos is normally filled with dogs and what they leave behind. But animal control says they've haven't had any recent complaints in this area.

Whatever the reason, Bromme says Amos had to spend the night at the ER and needs more tests. He may be worn out but because they rushed to get him treated, he'll probably be okay.


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