A dog being walked in a Milwaukee neighborhood stepped on a syringe Tuesday morning.
Photo: Taylor Weidman/Getty Images
Photo: Taylor Weidman/Getty Images

Dog steps on drug needle in Milwaukee neighborhood

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Christina Lawrence and her fiance were walking Jack Daniels, a chocolate lab-golden retriever, when the dog yelped, the television station reported.

"Walking around daily, you see caps (to needles) lying in the road and stuff like that, needles themselves" Kodi Lillie told WISN. "You go up and down 13th (Street) and you see them all over the place."

"It hurts. He's my baby," Lawrence told the television station. "So, I'm just wanting to warn everybody, parents especially."

Veterinarians told WISN that if a dog steps on a sharp object like a needle, make sure the animal gets medical attention. Pet owners also should monitor swelling and watch for infection, the television station reported.

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