Get SF Weekly Newsletters

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Animal Lovers Offer $25,000 Reward in Case of Poisonous Meatballs

Posted By on Thu, Feb 27, 2014 at 8:51 AM

click to enlarge What kind of monster poisons a dog? - ADLF
  • ADLF
  • What kind of monster poisons a dog?

With the help of some very kind people, the Animal League Defense Fund is offering a $25,000 reward to anyone who can help catch the person who's sprinkling San Francisco with poisonous meatballs that are meant to sicken and kill our beloved dogs.

As dog lovers already know, police found a new stash of suspicious meatballs on Feb. 22, in the Richmond and Twin Peaks neighborhoods. The meatballs appeared to be similar to those that were found last summer which were laced with enough strychnine to potentially kill a human. Sadly, a dachshund named Oskar devoured a meatball last July and died.

In this latest discovery, where 35 meatballs were found, another pup reportedly nibbled the meat treat and got sick. That dog is at home recovering.

According to police, all the meatballs are left in places dogs are known to frequent, including bushes and sidewalks, which means the perpetrator(s) are intending to hurt the dogs.

Police have no suspects at this time, which is why the community has stepped up.

Along with funds from ALDF and SFDOG, Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman has pledged the bulk of the reward -- contributing $23,000 -- to help track down the people responsible for this horribleness.

If you have information relating to the identity of the person or persons who are poisoning San Francisco pups, contact the Animal Legal Defense Fund at 707-795-2533, x1010.

  • Pin It

About The Author

Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


Comments are closed.

Popular Stories

  1. Most Popular Stories
  2. Stories You Missed

Like us on Facebook


  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"