Pit bull involved in violent Surrey attack to be put down

Surrey RCMP say there is "insufficient evidence" to proceed with criminal charges.

The owner surrendered the dog to the City of Surrey's Animal Control office.

A woman was treated in hospital for injuries sustained during a dog attack on June 20. (Shane MacKichan/CBC)

The pit bull that was involved in an attack on a woman in Surrey earlier this week will be put down, according to Surrey RCMP.

The dog's owner voluntarily surrendered the dog to Animal Control to be put down, according to the City of Surrey.

"While the Surrey RCMP's investigation remains open, officers have looked at the totality of the circumstances in this file and have deemed that there is insufficient evidence to proceed with criminal charges at this time," Sgt. Alanna Dunlop said in a statement.

The attack took place outside this convenience store on 120 Street. (Shane MacKichan/CBC)

Surrey RCMP and the City of Surrey have been searching for the dog and its owner since it attacked a 65-year-old woman outside a convenience store on 120 Street on Monday.

Police say the woman was walking in the area "when she was attacked, unprovoked, by an unleashed grey and white pit bull dog."

She suffered serious injuries to her arm from the attack, and has since been medically treated and released from hospital.