City to request destruction of dog that bit boy
Thunder Bay health unit orders quarantine for boxer that attacked youngster
Posted: Nov 20, 2012 3:10 PM ET
Last Updated: Nov 20, 2012 3:00 PM ET
The city of Thunder Bay's licensing and enforcement department plans to go to court to ask that the dog that attacked an 11 year old boy on the weekend be put down.
The boxer bit the child on the face, resulting in injuries that required 65 stitches.
Manager of licensing and enforcement Ron Bourret said his department will ask a judge to order the dog's destruction.
Bourret also said several charges are pending against the animal's owner under the Dog Owner's Liability Act, including charges of failure to leash and licence all his dogs.
The court will be asked to order substantial fines, Bourret added.
Thunder Bay police have already charged the 56 year old man with Criminal Negligence Causing Bodily Harm in connection with the incident at Tarbutt Park on Sunday. He appears in court next month.
The Thunder Bay District Health Unit has placed the dog in quarantine.
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