The woman whose arm was mauled by a pit bull outside a convenience store in Surrey on Monday is furious the owner of the dog will not be held criminally responsible.
Speaking to Global News, Brenda Moon says although the dog has been destroyed, the owner should be punished.
“So why are the police putting in all their hours trying to find this and stop them, if in the end they can’t do anything…what is the point?”
Surrey bylaw manager Jas Rehal says the city can’t stop the owner from getting another pit bull.
“Our dangerous dog bylaw is a good standard. Other municipalities use it when they are drafting their own, so we feel the bylaw is very good.”
Cpl. Scotty Schumann with Surrey RCMP says so far, there isn’t anything the owner can be charged with.
“There is no charge for a person’s dog biting somebody, it’s just not something that’s covered by the federal statute.”