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Apple Spiked with Screws Found
6:15am 20th February 2013
(Updated 6:15am 20th February 2013)
It is feared apples are being spiked with screws and left for animals to eat in a Cornish village.
One has been found by a woman out walking her dog in Probus.
She told Pirate FM Bella had come perilously close to eating the cut up fruit.
Laura Townsend said: "I could feel her pulling more and more towards the hedge and I just managed to grab her to pull her away in time. I was just horrified that someone could do something like that.
"If she had been off lead she would have been injured. It wasn't just the danger of her eating the screws - it could have been a child or another animal."
Laura and her family have started a campaign to warn others to keep an eye on their animals.
On Pirate FM's Facebook page, Sally Hampton commented: "There's some really sick and twisted people out there, who'd want to do that to a poor defenceless animal?"
Jayne Pulling added: "Some people are so sick! Exactly what do they get from doing this!!! They need locking up."
Devon and Cornwall Police said they had not received any reports of apples being left for animals to eat but admitted they would not be the best people to investigate, referring calls to the RSCPA.
Maria Mulkeen runs the village animal shelter. She said: "It's probably going to get stuck either in the throat or down in the stomach and it's going to mean major surgery and a lot of cost involved - that's if the animal did survive it.
"We're a bit concerned they were put down for our goats rather than dogs. But we do think it's deliberately done."6:15am 20th February 2013
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