Owner says neighbor poisoned dog with antifreeze

Dayton police cruiser
Dayton police cruiser. (WDTN Photo)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — A dog owner claims her neighbor tried to poison her dog with antifreeze.

Officers were called to the 500 block of Cedarhurst Avenue Saturday after 9 p.m.

The dog’s owners were on the phone with an emergency veterinarian when police arrived. She told officers her neighbor in the other side of the duplex put antifreeze out to kill stray dogs.

Police reported seeing a Styrofoam tray on the porch with bright green liquid.

The dog is a 6-year-old rat terrier named Pete.

When police questioned the neighbor, they reported she became defensive and told them she was tired of having dogs using her yard and porch as a bathroom. According to police, she didn’t see anything wrong with setting antifreeze out on her porch. Officers explained to the woman that setting out antifreeze with the intention of killing animals is illegal.

Pete’s owners took him to an emergency veterinarian. Officers said the dog was stumbling and kept falling.

Police made the neighbor get rid of the tray of antifreeze. The neighbor was issued a summons arrest for animal poisoning.

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