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Dangerous dog treats being left all over Minnesota neighborhood

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Neighbors have found many toxic dog treats spread throughout their Lakeville neighborhood, including this hot dog with a screw stuck in it. Neighbors have found many toxic dog treats spread throughout their Lakeville neighborhood, including this hot dog with a screw stuck in it.
LAKEVILLE, Minn. - Police in Lakeville, Minnesota are going door to door, warning dog owners that a person is leaving treats with screws or other dangerous objects inside them. 


Last week one family found hot dogs with screws stuck in them. There were also safety pins hidden in some other pieces.One family found out they weren't the only family targeted as they found more toxic treats scattered around the neighborhood, including batteries with holes punched in them. Another family found treats with steel wool hidden inside.


After one family found the dangerous treats, they put out a post on social media. It was a post that proved to be life-saving. 


After seeing the post and noticing her dogs had become ill, Lindsay Pereal went out in backyard.


"So I walked outside and within ten seconds I found them all over my yard," Pereal told local media. 


After taking her dogs to the vet, Pereal found one of them had 11 screws in his stomach, and the other had three open safety pins.All of these items are tangled up in rubber bands. There are also shotgun shells, and items smeared with peanut butter. 


Neighbors say they have heard one dog on the street has passed away, but the cause of death still needs to be confirmed.

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