A Sydney woman has revealed a sinister note left beside a bone she discovered in her backyard.
Cheri Blair, from Lane Cove in Sydney's north, found the bone on Monday when she let her puppy Jolene outside.
When she became suspicious after discovering the dog bone, she found a note in an envelope nearby.
After opening the unsealed letter, she was "shocked" to read it was a threat to her pup.
"Your dog is to be poisoned, too much barking, sorry but no choice, your fault," the note read.
Ms Blair told 7news.com.au the discovery was "sickening".
"If they had a problem with us, they should have said," she told the publication.
She claimed the bone was specifically a treat for dogs bought in a pet shop, and speculated the neighbour would have had to buy it specially.
"If they had a problem with us, they should have said," she added.
Ms Blair said she rushed her dog to the vet where vomiting was induced. Thankfully, Jolene was unharmed.
Ms Blair added after sharing the threatening note she had received messages from neighbours who said they had not heard her dog barking.
People blast 'disgraceful' behaviour
People on Facebook were shocked by the incident, with many calling it "horrifying".
"What a [cowardly] thing to do ... hide behind a note! This makes my blood boil," one commented.
"How disgusting is this?" another said.
"Absolutely terrible to hear that someone would stoop so low as to put poison in the backyard for the pup to ingest," a third added.
Somebody else commented the behaviour was "disgraceful and unneighbourly".
Yahoo News Australia has contacted NSW Police for comment.
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