Poisonous meatballs littered in San Fran aimed to kill pets

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There’s a new warning for pet owners in the San Francisco area about tainted meatballs.

But this isn’t the first time – they’re back, and the meatballs are possibly aimed at poisoning pets.

San Francisco Animal Care and Control warns residents about recent raw meatballs which were discovered littered around the city.

In the meatballs, investigators found strychnine – one of the main ingredients found in rat poison.

This past Saturday, more than 30 meatballs were found in shrubs and bushes where dogs and cats wander and use the bathroom.

After the meatballs were found, they were turned over to authorities for investigation.

The last time poisonous meatballs were found was in July of 2013. Hundreds were found in the city hospitalizing two dogs.

The San Francisco Police Department is continuing to search for suspects.

Written by Max Tarlton, Midday News Writer

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