Two dogs in Lake Country were poisoned with two trays of meat soaking in antifreeze Thursday night

Dogs poisoned in backyard

A family in Lake Country is shocked and terrified after their dogs were poisoned in their backyard Thursday night.

Deidra says she let her dogs Joe and Sofiya out to pee Thursday night at their home in the Lakestone development off Okanagan Centre Road. When they returned inside, the Aussiedoodle and Bernedoodle began to vomit.

“I went outside and there were these two big trays, those tinfoil BBQ trays, and they were filled with an assortment of meat, with liquid in it,” Deidra said.

She called police and put the trays in their freezer to keep them overnight. The next morning, the liquid hadn't frozen, and they believe the liquid was antifreeze.

Antifreeze is a common hazard for pets as they can be attracted to its sweet taste. Ingesting it can be fatal.

Deidra says their vet said Joe and Sofiya have a 50 per cent chance of survival.

“[The vet] just said if they can make it through the next three days, they'll probably be OK, but they don't really know,” Deidra said.

“[They're] very lethargic and they won't go to the bathroom. They're just sleeping .. they're not themselves, that's for sure.”

In response to the frightening incident, the family put up cameras around their property Friday morning.

“At 4:10 p.m. [Friday], someone came back into our yard to look and I caught them on camera but you can't really see them,” she said. “I don't know what their intent is or what they're trying to do but it's very scary.”

The incident has left the family confused. Deidra says Joe and Sofiya are “the biggest sweethearts” and they've never had any complaints about their dogs from anyone.

“All of our neighbours have big friendly dogs, we're friends with them all," she said. "We have no idea.”

She wants to warn others to keep an eye out with their own dogs, as she doesn't want anyone to have to go through what her family has.

Deidra says the RCMP are investigating the incident, and she says the officers she's dealt with have been “very great” so far.

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