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.

β€œIt 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.