Police remind dog owners to exercise caution while taking pets for a walk
Kingston Police have issued a reminder to individuals walking their dogs to be on the lookout for food items left on properties within the city.
On Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021 police were alerted to the fact that someone was leaving hotdogs on properties in the area of Park Street. According to a release from Kingston Police on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, the hotdogs were discovered on two different occasions beginning on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. Although seemingly insignificant at first glance police and members of the community are concerned due to recent events that have transpired in both Rockport and the Brockville area.
According to the release, a dog ingested an unknown substance in Rockport and subsequently died. In the Brockville area, while out for a walk in a high traffic area, Kingston Police say a dog nearly ingested a meatball that was later found to contain unknown pills. More of these tainted meatballs, similarly containing pills, were also located in the area.
Although no reports have been made to Kingston Police in regards to animals being poisoned or harmed in our community, police are taking this opportunity to remind the public to use an abundance of caution while out walking their dogs, should they come across suspect food or meats that have been discarded.