The owner of a dog that bit a woman in Canyon Meadows earlier this week have turned the animal over to be put down.

The woman was taken to hospital on Wednesday after the dog, which was on a leash, attacked her as she passed by on the sidewalk. 

Both the dog owner and the victim said the incident was completely unexpected and unprovoked.

“Based on the unprovoked nature of the incident and the seriousness of the woman’s injuries, the owner has chosen to sign over the dog for humane euthanization, following a mandatory 10-day quarantine,” said Calgary Animal and Bylaw Services in a release.

Under the city’s responsible pet ownership bylaw, a mandatory court appearance is required for all serious dog incidents.

A judge can impose a fine as high as $10,000.