Four small B.C. dogs need surgery after eating meat laced with razor shards

By The Canadian Press
June 3, 2016 - 1:13pm

CHILLIWACK, B.C. — A Chilliwack, B.C., woman says she’s horrified that pieces of cooked meat with shards of razor blades hidden inside were left in her yard for her four Pomeranian dogs to find.

Christine Desjardins says she rushed Furby, Lucy, Buddy and Fuzzball to the vet earlier this week after realizing each had consumed the meat.

Desjardins says there’s no guarantee the 11- and 12-year-old pets will make a full recovery from major surgery to remove the metal shards.

But clinic employee Harveen Grewal says the dogs are active and recuperating, which she says is a good sign, although all four animals remain under 24-hour care.

Chilliwack RCMP and the SPCA are investigating the incident at the Chilliwack River Estate Trailer Park, about 100 kilometres east of Vancouver.

SPCA spokeswoman Lorie Chortyk says a constable was assigned as soon as the call was received on Thursday.

Desjardins’ neighbour, Liz Cybulsky, alleges thumb tacks and razor blades have been tossed into her yard three times.

“I think it’s a mental health issue,” she says. “There’s no way anybody who has a sane mind would do that to an animal.”

Desjardins says she intends to use a metal detector to comb through her yard for more blades as she ensures the area is safe for her three-year-old grandson and her dogs. (CTV,The Canadian Press)

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