Poisoned dog returns home

Salsa — the dog poisoned in her own backyard — has returned home to Stittsville.

“She’s quieter. She’s not as bouncy as she was, but she’s OK,” owner Eleanor Elliott said.

The owner took the 8-lb. peekapoo to the Ottawa Veterinary Hospital at 3 a.m. Sunday after noticing erratic behaviour.

The vet confirmed Salsa had absorbed a toxic substance into her body.

“They’re like my little kids,” Elliott said about Salsa and Winnie, a 10-lb. peekapom, who play in the fenced-in backyard.

Elliott fears neighbours with rodent problems may have put down rat poison.

Despite her knee problems Elliott said she’s now walking the dogs.

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