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Danger To Dogs

A reader contacted the Marina Times to share a frightening story about a walk with her dog. An early December stroll in Crissy Field ended with the dog at the San Francisco SPCA for treatment after the three-year-old animal consumed some form of drugs.

The dog began acting strangely from the effects of what were determined to be methamphetamine and oxycodone. The reader informed the Marina Times that her dog was “finally home and recovering after 48 hours in intensive care.”

The SFSPCA issued a statement to ABC7 that said in part, “We encourage all pet guardians to remain alert and vigilant while walking their dogs, especially in the city. There are numerous hazards that dogs can encounter which pose a serious threat to their safety and well being. . . . We encourage all pet guardians to know where their nearest emergency veterinary hospital is located and store the phone number in their cell contacts.”

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