Police investigate after dogs eat tainted hot dogs

Tainted hot dogs eaten by domestic dogs sparks police investigation

CLEARCREEK TOWNSHIP, Ohio — Police in Ohio are investigating after two family pets apparently ate tainted hot dogs.

The incidents happened on Jan. 15 in separate locations about a quarter mile apart, investigators said.

According to police, an unknown material was placed in hot dogs and left in fenced-in backyards.

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The dogs, a boxer and a golden retriever mix, are both recovering, police said. The dogs experienced profuse vomiting and were acting strangely.

According to police, the person responsible could face a charge of attempted destruction of domestic animals, which is considered a misdemeanor.

FILE PHOTO: Police in Clearcreek Township are investigating after two family pets apparently ate tainted hot dogs.
FILE PHOTO: Police in Clearcreek Township are investigating after two family pets apparently ate tainted hot dogs. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)