Hot dogs found at new dog park has police, residents on alert

At least a dozen hot dog wieners discovered at a Toronto dog park this morning have caught the attention of police.

Similiar suspicious incidents reported in fall of 2013 at other parks

At least a dozen hot dog wieners discovered at a Toronto dog park this morning have caught the attention of police.

The hot dogs buried in the snow in an unnamed dog park near Don Mills and Eglinton Avenue E. that is a new addition to the neighbourhood.

We will keep them for a number of days in the event that we do get any reports of any animals becoming sick or having consumed something and the need be there to have them examined," said Const. Wendy Drummond.

In September hot dogs with pills were uncovered at Oakvale Green Community Gardens near Danforth and Greenwood avenues. Traces of acetaminophen were also later found.

Then in October two beef patties were found here at Stanley Park on Wellington Street near Strachan Avenue.
One was covered with a suspicious white powder while the other had metal pieces in it.

In all incidents no injuries or deaths have been reported, but police and local residents still remain on alert.

Its concerning at the very least. I know if my dog was running around he would definitely eat that," said Richard Mortera who showed up to walk his dog Howie a few hours after the hot dogs were discovered.

Some residents, without elaborating, told CBC Toronto the new dog park  hasn't pleased everyone in the neighbourhood.

Another dog owner, Nicholas Szentirmay, said the behaviour seems suspicious.

"I am appalled," he said. "What business would it be for someone to dump hot dogs here when when there is disposals everywhere else."

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