Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Toby Poisoned at Waterhole

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Toby Poisoned at Waterhole

Article excerpt

Ebony Battersby

Reporter

Symptoms

Muscle convulsions, fever, seizures, foaming.

What to do:

Seek veterinary care

Call 131126 if human poisoning

A DAY trip to the Boyne Valley was never meant to end in the death of beloved family pet Toby.

What began as a relaxing road trip ended in horror for owners Alex Barnes and Renee Van Dartel, when their one-year-old bitzer began fitting and foaming from the mouth on the trip home.

A tense evening followed on Sunday, with Toby in veterinary care until he sadly passed away on Monday morning.

Renee said she and partner Alex were still suffering from shock, amplified by the cause of Toby's death - poisoning.

"It was a traumatic experience; Toby could've lived a lot longer," she said.

"Toby was like my large furry child. I expect him to be waiting for me as usual.

"It breaks my heart to realise he will never do that again. "We both love and miss him so much. …

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