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.