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Woman watches helplessly as old couple poison her puppy

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Woman watches helplessly as old couple poison her puppy
A beagle puppy. Photo: Wikipedia Commons
13:17 CET+01:00
A dog owner in western Germany could only look on in horror as an elderly couple poisoned her six-month-old puppy.

It is a crime that leaves one almost as flabbergasted as appalled.

A middle aged woman in the small town of Euskirchen, North Rhine-Westphalia, was walking her beagle puppy in the local park when an old couple approached her.

The man, who looked to be in his seventies, grabbed her by the arm, while his wife threw meatballs for the infant canine to chew on.

When the dog owner finally freed herself the elderly pair made a getaway on a pair of green bikes.

But the damage had already been done. The meatballs were poisoned.

Although the dog-owner brought her puppy immediately to a vet it was not certain that it would survive.

Police describe the fugitive pair as follows: The man has silver glasses and his grey hair is combed backwards. He is around 186 cm tall and very thin.

The woman has silver hair which is cut short and was wearing green and beige chequered trousers.

People poisoning dogs seems to be a problem which is on the increase in Germany, with some people apparently upset about dog poo in public spaces taking drastic measures.
 
On Facebook dog owners have taken to creating maps showing where they have found booby-trapped treats, Tagesspiegel recently reported.
 
But people in one German town found a more novel and less violent way of raising awareness about dog waste in 2015, when they collected a huge sack of it and hung it round the neck of a famous local statue.
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