Toronto woman says service dog who helps her with depression and PTSD was stolen
TORONTO — Police in Toronto are looking for a stolen dog that helps its owner cope with her PTSD and depression. Ashley-Victoria Martineau, 28, left her teacup chihuahua Princess tied to a railing in front of a McDonald’s (at Bloor Street and Ossington Avenue) when she stopped in to the fast-food chain at about 2 a.m. on Sunday. She says she thought she would be in and out quickly, and that she’s had trouble trying to bring her dog into restaurants in the past. When she came back outside after about 10 minutes, her dog was gone. Martineau says she has registered Princess as a service animal, and that she relies on the six-year-old rescue dog.
Det. Kristy Smith says police have identified several persons of interest, and that they will be reviewing security camera footage.