Charges are pending against a couple, after a dog attack in New Westminster last week.
It happened on Wednesday, August 24th, at Albert Crescent Park near the Pattullo Bridge.
A man named Earl claims his Wheaten Terrier Atticus was being walked by his neighbor Cam when it was attacked by two off-leash dogs.
While he thought they were pit bulls, New Westminster Animal Control Officer Margie Fox now says one of the dogs is what she calls “a bully breed,” and the other is a Labrador-Retriever/ Shar Pei mix.
Earl said chunks of Atticus’ neck were ripped out by one of the dogs, and his neighbour sustained tendon damage.
The two dogs involved in the attack have not been seized, and Fox says the city is waiting for Crown to approve charges.
Fox could not reveal the recommended charges.
String of attacks
It’s just one of a string of high profile dog attacks this month alone.
Earlier this week, a man killed a large Cane Corso after it escaped its yard, attacking both him and his pet Lab as they walked in Langley’s Noel Booth Park.
And earlier in August, an elderly woman walking her Yorkshire Terrier was badly bitten in White Rock by a pitbull.
The incidents have added fuel to the growing debate over dangerous dogs.
Amid ongoing calls for breed specific bans, a White Rock Councillor has called for the province to step in with new legislation.
And the City of Pitt Meadows is taking a motion to the Union of BC Municipalities calling for a provincial dangerous dog registry.
BC Green Party Leader Andrew Weaver has also called for new animal liability legislation, which would put the owners of attacking animals on the hook financially for the actions of their pets.