Sunday, September 20, 2015
GATINEAU QUEBEC CANADA - 2 PIT BULL TYPE DOGS RUN LOOSE AND ATTACK A MAN WALKING ON THE STREET
A 30-year-old man suffered serious injuries Friday when he was attacked by 2 PIT BULL TYPE DOGS in Hull, Gatineau Police say. The man was walking on Booth Street around 11am when he was suddenly attacked. When police arrived they found the man with several cuts and bites. He was taken to the Hull Hospital emergency room.
The first officers on the scene said they believed the male dog was more active in the attack than the other. That dog was not registered as a dangerous dog but the other dog, a female, that was not actively involved was registered as a dangerous.
The owner of the dogs is liable for a fine under a municipal dangerous dog bylaw. Quebec does not have a ban on pit bulls as Ontario does. But in Gatineau a municipal bylaw identifies pit bull terriers, Staffordshire bull terriers and American Staffordshire terriers and their mixes as "potentially dangerous".
The bylaw requires them to be kept indoors or outdoors in an enclosed, locked area, and to be muzzled and on a 2-metre leash when outside their enclosure. Owners must have their dogs sterilized and implantedd with an identification microchip and post a notice on their property that a dangerous dog lives there.
It's the second pit bull attack in Gatineau in a week. On September 11 a man and a woman were taken to the hospital after their pit bull suddenly attacked the woman who lives at a Champlain St. address. A man suffered cuts to his hands when he tried to pull the dog off her. During the attack the dog was stabbed with a sharp and died shortly after.