PIECES of meat, ham and tortilla camouflaging sharp objects have been detected in Orense (Galicia) parks.
Residents in the A Ponte district were alarmed when they discovered the baited food, clearly intended to injure or kill cats and dogs.
A group of neighbours reported to the police that they had saved a dog’s life by removing a piece of ham containing “an enormous nail” from its mouth.
Since then, the Local Police found more food containing needles, pins and nails and have warned the owners to take extreme care when allowing their pets to go outside or walking dogs in public parks.
According to the Progape animal protection society, it was the first case of this kind in Orense although there had been episodes of poisoning in the past.