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Sign on the Midland Trail warns pet owners of possible danger to their pets

Posted at 3:27 PM, Dec 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-26 09:55:33-05

COLORADO SPRINGS — If you walk your dogs along the Midland Trail off 8th and Cimarron, you may notice the red and white warning signs posted to warn pet owners of a possible threat to the health of their animals.

The signs say the neighborhood appears to be a target of someone attempting to poison animals. It says several meatballs laced with antifreeze have recently been found on the trail and then highlights the signs and symptoms to watch for in your pets if they've been poisoned.

Gretchen Presley with the Humane Society of Pikes Peak, says they are aware of the signs and they're investigating reports of the poisoned meat. Presley says she doesn't have any reports of dogs that actually ingested the meatballs and were poisoned. She says animal control will continue to look into the matter.

Symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea, blood in the stool and lethargy. Symptoms could take 24 to 48 hours to show up.

It's always a good idea to keep track of what your furry friends are eating while they're outdoors anyway, but this is a good reminder to watch for anything suspicious along the Midland Trail. If you do come across something sketchy, you can contact Animal Control at 719-473-1741.