In the wake of a gruesome pit bull attack in White Rock, one City Councillor is calling for the province to step in.
The August 20th attack left an elderly woman and small dog badly injured, and Lynne Sinclair says it could have easily been someone’s child.
She says cities aren’t equipped to handle the problem.
“I personally believe that the province needs to deal with this. Because I don’t believe the city of White Rock can for example put a ban on certain breeds of dogs when we’re surrounded by other cities and municipalities.”
Sinclair says as hard as cities try to regulate dangerous dogs, they’ll never get control if their neighbours don’t.
“Borders are somewhat illusory when it comes to dealing with these issues.”
That, as the city is the site of the latest in a string of dog attacks around the region.
She says the problem needs to be solved in Victoria.
“You really need to look at it in a holistic way, and I think that discussion has to happen at the provincial level.”
White Rock says it’s deemed the animal in question “aggressive,” and is looking into taking action against both the dog and it’s owner.