People are injuring their pets on purpose in order to obtain painkiller drugs,the New York Post reports.
The paper writes about the painkiller Tramadol, which is prescribed to both humans and animals. At the wholesale level, they cost less than $25 for 1,000 pills, the Post reports.
The low price, coupled with the nation's opioid epidemic, has some people taking drastic measures to get their hands on the painkiller. That includes, according to the Post, a Kentucky woman who sliced her dog's leg open with a razor on two occasions in order to obtain Tramadol.
In another case, authorities in Portland, Ore. found 100,000 pills and 17 dogs living in poor conditions.