Dog owners in Sydney have been urged to be vigilant when walking their pets after a horrified resident found pieces of meat with nails in them.
PSA (public service announcement) for anyone living in the Peakhurst area,’ the post said. ‘Pia tried to eat this whilst on her walk.
‘It’s a fatty piece of meat with nails in it. Luckily it was taken from her mouth straight away.
‘Please be careful (especially at night)!!! There are people who are pure evil out there.’
A number of concerned Reddit posters expressed their outrage and sincere disgust at the audacity of some people.
‘People who do this are pure scum. There is no acceptable reason to pull this s**t. I hope the person responsible is somehow able to be found and punished,’ wrote one user.
In July dogs were left with bleeding paws and toddlers with thumb tacks lodged in their shoes after ‘disgraceful’ vandals have scattered the sharp objects laced with dog food in a Queensland park
Others were just simply confused as to why people would be so nasty.
‘Why do people do this?????’ one person pleaded.
‘How f****d up as a person do you have to be to do this?’ said another.
It’s not the first time dog owners in Australia have been instructed to demonstrate caution around pieces of food left lying around.
In July dogs were left with bleeding paws and toddlers had thumb tacks lodged in their shoes after ‘disgraceful’ vandals scattered the sharp objects laced with dog food in a Queensland park.
Ipswich City Council are offering a $5,000 reward to help identify the individuals who littered the Augustine Heights Dog Park with the tacks on the weekend.
Residents believe the actions may have been the retaliation of disgruntled neighbours and contacted the council over the allegations.