Not sidewalk candy

Was walking my sweet pooch Oscar the other day, and he tried eating this suspicious medical device on the ground at 13th and Willow. Bad dog!

I don’t have any experience with recreational intravenous drug paraphernalia, can anyone tell from this awful picture I took whether this is just a dropped needle from a nearby medical office, or used by a disease-ridden drug addict?

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Cat
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Guaranteed its not from a medical center. They don’t drop syringes in the park.

Did Oscar actually manage to touch the syringe? I’d take it and Oscar to the vet if he did. I don’t know whether dogs can catch human diseases, but if they can get hep, I’d worry.

fawnliebowitz
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fawnliebowitz

[quote comment=”40496″][quote comment=”40488″]Another good reason to not walk around barefoot.[/quote]

who’s walking around barefoot?[/quote]

Nobody, I hope. I was just pointing out what a bad idea it is.

kooky kat
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My old roommate was a diabetic, and always careful to toss her needles into a container that she would have (SHOULD have) then disposed of them properly (I think that you are supposed to take them to a doctors office or hospital??) But, when she moved, she left them all at the apartment for me to get rid of. Since I am not a diabetic, I didn’t know where they were to be disposed of so I did the very irresponsible thing of tossing them in the garbage, because I decided that it wasn’t my responsibility. (I was younger then, and I guess pretty selfish.) I honestly think Oscar is just a puppy, and he wants to eat everything he sees that looks “interesting.”

And yea, who the fuck is running around barefoot in hoboken? I wouldn’t even walk around the “grass” in my bare feet!!

chacha17
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chacha17

[quote comment=”40488″]Another good reason to not walk around barefoot.[/quote]

who’s walking around barefoot?

fawnliebowitz
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fawnliebowitz

Another good reason to not walk around barefoot.

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