SUNNYVALE (CBS SF) – Sunnyvale city officials are warning dog owners to keep an eye on their pets after receiving reports of rat poison at a dog park.

Open bait boxes of commercial rat poison were reported in two separate instances at Las Palmas Dog Park at 850 Russet Drive, city officials said.

City staff promptly removed the boxes that were reported and no dogs have been reported injured, officials said.

Anyone with information regarding the source of the poison is asked to call Sunnyvale Animal Control at (408) 730-7178

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Comments (5)
  1. Michelle Linder says:

    You know, it takes a certain kind of person to do this to any animal, but to place them in a designated dog park is not only sick, but scary. It’s bad enough to try to poison animals that may wander onto your property because they are allowed to roam, but this is akin to placing needles or poison at a playground. Hope they catch this guy before he DOES move onto children. Hopefully it is just a disturbed, disgruntled neighbor who does not like the barking or traffic, and chose to harm someone’s pet instead of going through the proper channels. I’d advise anyone visiting dog parks, or even popular leash parks and trails in the south bay to be extra vigilant.

    1. sr says:

      i agree. this person is sick and twisted. i hope they catch whoever did it.

  2. al says:

    The cops should try to track where the rat poison was purchased. If the boxes have bar codes they may be able to do this. I hope they find the sicko and punish him to the fullest extent.

  3. Andrea Kowalewski says:

    This is absolutely disgusting!