From the too-strange-to-be-true file, a Nancy Kerrigan scandal for the dog world:
Jessica Plourde said she hadn’t given her prize-winning Siberian husky any drugs, but still found pill fragments in and around Pixie’s cage last year during a Wheaton dog show.
An undigested pill was discovered after a veterinarian induced the white-and-brown female show dog to vomit, Plourde testified Monday.
DuPage County prosecutors contend 68-year-old Ralph Ullum slipped human drugs to Pixie last Dec. 17 so a competing husky trained by his girlfriend would have a better chance of winning the American Kennel Club-sanctioned show.
Ullum faces misdemeanor charges that include animal cruelty and attempted criminal damage to property for allegedly giving Protonix and a second drug, possibly Benadryl, to Pixie.
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