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Posted on Mon, Jan 28, 2013 : 6:30 p.m.

Residents say someone put sharp objects in homemade dog treats

By Cindy Heflin

Police are investigating reports that someone has left homemade dog treats of meat and fish spiked with sharp metal objects in a Canton subdivision, the Observer & Eccentric reported.

Anastasia Bremmer told the newspaper her two dogs had surgery at the Humane Society of Huron Valley in Washtenaw County to remove needles they swallowed eating food they found on the ground.

Canton police said the incidents in the Central Park South neighborhood near Geddes and Beck roads could lead to criminal animal cruelty charges.

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Tue, Jan 29, 2013 : 3:37 p.m.

This is a wake up call for all dog owners who walk their dogs. Do not let them eat anything foreign. I let mine sniff but mine knows not to eat anything off the ground. Teach them drop and they will. Although I wonder about one of ours sometimes. Acts like we don't feed her. Be careful folks out there and be more aware of what your dog is doing, including sniffing and eating.

Superior Twp voter

Tue, Jan 29, 2013 : 4:53 a.m.

Dear dog owner - - Does your dog bark excessively (not in your opinion, but to your neighbor's opinion)? - Does your dog cr*p on property owned by others? There is one in every neighborhood... and it is NOT the dog's fault.

Superior Twp voter

Tue, Jan 29, 2013 : 3:34 p.m.

Scissors I don't know anything about "outing myself" but for sure, it's not the dog's fault and of course I would not even consider doing -anything- like this ever. I am a dog owner (but she's NOT a barker and we utilize the invisible fence puppy perimeter!). And thank you, DWCwork, you get it.


Tue, Jan 29, 2013 : 3:03 p.m.

What is wrong with you guys? All Superior Twp voter is saying is this is the reason some crazy might be baiting the dogs. Why attack the messenger. Did you even read what he posted - as well as the 11 that gave it a thumbs down?


Tue, Jan 29, 2013 : 12:49 p.m.

@ Superior You may have outed yourself with this posting. But you are correct. It is not the dog's fault so don't take it out on the dog. If talking to the owner doesn't resolve the problem then check with the municipal codes in your area to see what steps can be taken legally.


Tue, Jan 29, 2013 : 6:14 a.m.

Not sure why you are posting this here. Do you think that trying to kill a dog with sharp bits of metal is justified if it bothers you?


Tue, Jan 29, 2013 : 1:38 a.m.

Was this in an area where several people walk their dogs? Or was it an area where only one or a small number of dogs could have gotten at it? That might exlain whether a specific dog was targeted or if it was random.


Tue, Jan 29, 2013 : 1:58 p.m.

whether a specific dog was targeted or not, whoever did this should receive strong punishment. I can't imagine that it is tempting to "punish innocent dogs for the sins of the their master". That is just wrong on many levels.


Tue, Jan 29, 2013 : 3:42 a.m.

...or maybe she was one of those inconsiderate dog owners who didn't clean up the mess her dogs left on other peoples yards when she walked them. It's wrong to punish the innocent dogs for the sins of their master but sometimes it can be tempting.


Tue, Jan 29, 2013 : 3:07 a.m.

What breed(s) were the dogs? Do her dogs bark a lot? Do they run around unleashed? Those would be three obvious motives.

An Arborigine

Tue, Jan 29, 2013 : 12:10 a.m.

They may have been zombie bait, many are obsessed with the zombie apocalypse.


Tue, Jan 29, 2013 : 3:35 p.m.

Please tell this is not true. How sick is this I wonder.

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Tue, Jan 29, 2013 : 12:07 a.m.

where are these homemade treats of meat and fish located within this subdivision? cruel is correct. could they be in the woods hoping to get coyotes to eat these things? just sayin' there are coyotes out that way. they're all around here actually.

dading dont delete me bro

Tue, Jan 29, 2013 : 4:37 p.m.

wow.... such negative comments? yes 'yotes live all over. they can be a menace too when crowded by people encroaching on their territory. guess i'll get 'dinged' for this too? guess you haven't heard a coyote cry/howl nearby? especially with children playing? it's a little unnerving to say the least. and i was simply giving my opinion. the same opinion/suggestion that channel 7 mentioned in their story.


Tue, Jan 29, 2013 : 1:46 p.m.

Did you ever think that it would be just as cruel for a coyote to eat such a sick "treat", or any other living creature for that matter? What a sad thought. Coyotes live all over, just say'in.