MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Austin Police’s K-9 Unit is warning pet owners after chunks of meat embedded with fish hooks were found in a residential yard Friday.

austin meat with fish hooks dog threat Austin Police: Meat Filled With Fish Hooks Found In Dog Owners Yard

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Police say they were contacted by a homeowner in the city’s southwest side after they discovered their dog eating a chunk of the tainted meat.

The homeowner was able to pull the dog away from the meat before it ate any of the hooks.

Police are urging pet-owners to canvas their yards before letting their animals out, and to call 911 if they see anything suspicious.

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