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Suspicious meat found in Delta park a concern for dog owners

Last Updated Aug 13, 2019 at 4:38 pm PDT

(Source: Delta Police)
Summary

Four cases of suspicious meat in Watershed Park have Delta Police wondering who is leaving it and why

The meat has been sent away for testing

Delta Police recommend dog owners pay attention to what their dogs are sniffing or eating while in the park

DELTA (NEWS 1130) – Four cases of suspicious meat in Watershed Park have Delta Police wondering who is leaving it and why, while warning park-goers to remain vigilant.

In each case, the seven to 10 pounds of diced chunks of meat were found near the park trail at 63rd Avenue.

The first case was reported July 17, with other sightings on July 28, Aug. 1 and 7.

Cris Leykauf with Delta Police says samples of the meat have been sent for testing to see if it is contaminated.

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“As this has been continuing throughout the summer, Delta Police are now taking the step of sending some of the meat samples off for analysis,” Leykauf said, adding she understands this is a serious issue for dog owners who use the park.

“Many of our officers are dog owners too, and so despite this testing being complicated to arrange, they wanted to make sure they’re doing everything they can to ensure the safety of dogs here in Delta.”

Leykauf says dog owners should keep their pets on a leash while in the park and to pay attention to anything they are sniffing or eating.