Owners of pets have been given a warning after a dog walker discovered a tennis ball that had a razor blade buried inside it.
The owner uncovered the ball in a park in Greater Manchester on Sunday night, and shared the post on a local community Facebook group called Stockport Crime Watch. Posting the disturbing image, the user penned: “This ball containing a new razor blade inside was picked up by my dogs in the reeds adjacent to the Knott car park at the far end of Lyme Park at 6.00 pm 24th May. It has been doctored by someone who evidently has malevolent intentions towards dogs. My puppies carried it back to the car and chewed it up. We found this vicious razor blade inside.
“The pond life responsible may use poison or there may be more doctored balls in the vicinity. The police and the rangers at Lyme Park have been informed and have assigned an incident number IML410822. Please let them know of any further developments. Please be vigilant – my dogs just found this old ball set [sic] in the reeds hidden for them to find. I even threw it for them! I can’t bear to think of the consequences.”
Persons have shared their dismay on social media, with various saying it’s not the first time that pooches have been ‘targeted’ in this fashion. One user on Facebook wrote: “Sandra thank god you spotted it it’s terrible what humans will do to these poor animals thank god your dog is OK. Scum bags.” Another said: “It’s happened elsewhere where I walk my dogs. I know at least 3 that have needed vets treatment including one of mine broken bottles pushed into the mud, baited balls – not heard about any with blades in yet but wouldn’t surprise me.”
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