Authorities Investigating Central Park Dog Threat on Craigslist

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

dogs-central-parkThe New York City Parks Department and the NYPD are looking into a threat against dogs in Central Park that was posted on Craigslist recently, according to DNAinfo.  The Craigslist post, which has since been removed, announced there are “too many dogs” in the city, saying that there are “too many p–ing and s–ing everywhere. Kill them!”  The post also states, “I am leaving poison in bits of meat and gravy dog food, poison the dogs!! (sic).”  While the Parks Department knows the threat could be a hoax, they are “taking it seriously.”  No dogs have been reported poisoned since the threatening post appeared online, but dog owners are alarmed nonetheless.  To keep your dogs safe, be sure to keep an eye on them in the park, preventing them from eating items they find on the ground, and call 311 or 911 to report anything suspicious.

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  • Michael Chadwick

    I don’t have a dog, but I’m a dog lover, and this makes me absolutely sick to my stomach. I hope the I.P. address of the poster is traced and he is arrested. Killing a dog, or any other animal, should carry severe legal sentences.

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  • Audrey

    This is just to let you know that apples wrapped entirely in thread were found in a dog park in Forest Hills, yesterday. The goal of this “poison” is to encourage the dog to eat the apple and ingest the string which has the potential to wrap up in its intestines and can require surgery to extract. Stay vigilant in dog parks.