The owner of a dog that was shot dead by police after it attacked an officer in northeast Calgary is now facing charges.
The incident happened in Abbeydale Oct. 18 and the officer wasn't seriously injured.
“This is a very serious offence and our investigation has determined that a mandatory court appearance is warranted,” said Alvin Murray, manager of North Operations for Animal and Bylaw Services.
The owner has been charged under the Responsible Pet Ownership Bylaw with owning a dog that bit a person, having an unleashed dog and having an animal at large.
Fines can be as a high as $10,000. The court date has not been set.