The owner of a dangerous dog that attacked and killed another dog in Mayland Heights has been fined more than $3,000.

The owner now has to pay a fine of $1,500 as well as $1,700 in restitution.

"We are pleased to see that victim restitution in these matters is being considered,” said Alvin Murray, north operations manager for Animal and Bylaw Services.

“It is traumatizing for owners to lose a treasured pet in this manner.”

The attack happened back in January after the dog got into a neighbour's yard.

The animal had a history of attacks, including injuring other animals, chasing and threatening people and being on the loose. A judge had designated it a vicious dog in 2011.

It was euthanized in February.