Police are investigating reports of dogs being poisoned at Edwards Playground, Eden and Main streets in Charlestown.
Troy Urquhart sounded the alarm yesterday, posting a photo of daughter's and son-in-law's pet, Gunner, who died Sunday, several hours after a visit to the park:
I have no proof to offer you but we believe he was deliberately poisoned at Eden St park. He is not the only dog to die an identical death within hours of leaving the park.
WAGS Charlestown, a local dog-walking service, says it is now avoiding the park - and a couple of others nearby:
We’ve been flooded with messages of concern, and it’s been hard to even wrap our heads around the speculation that a pup was purposely poisoned right here in our beloved dog-friendly Charlestown. For the time being our walkers will be avoiding Eden Street Park, Doherty Park and Medford Street Park. Our thoughts go out to this precious pups’ family and hope no one else ever endures this type of cruelty
In 2012, a man was arrested on charges he was leaving out poisoned hot dogs on a Medford Street lot.