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.
Latest Thunder Bay News Headlines
- Maintenance workers' strike may halt elevators
- If a maintenance workers' strike continues, the agency regulating elevator safety in Ontario says it may need to shut down elevators for safety reasons. more »
- Downpour sets back last year's flooding repairs
- A Thunder Bay restoration company that was just about done with the repair work from last year's flood has been hindered by the long-weekend downpour. more »
- First Nations activist receives international peace prize
- An activist from Grassy Narrows is getting international recognition. more »
- Man admits to removing dead bear's paws, head
- The mystery surrounding a bear carcass that was found without its head and paws earlier this month has been solved. more »
Top News Headlines
- Court freezes assets in widening SNC-Lavalin probe
- The RCMP are moving to freeze millions of dollars in bank accounts and real estate holdings in Montreal and Florida in their expanding probe into Canadian engineering firm SNC-Lavalin. more »
- Neil Macdonald: Harper no Obama when it comes to dealing with scandals
- Beset by three so-called scandals at the moment, Barack Obama has been meeting his accusers and the press head on, Neil Macdonald writes. The same cannot be said for how Stephen Harper operates. more »
- U.K. emergency committee meets after London attack
- WARNING: This story contains graphic content. The British government's emergency committee is going to meet after two attackers butchered a man in a brutal daylight attack in London that officials say had signs of being motivated by radical Islam. more »
- Needed: New approaches to defuse 'suicide contagion' among teens
- Mental health experts say we need to find new ways to refer to and discuss suicide, particularly now that a large medical study has confirmed that teens are more susceptible to the idea if they know a schoolmate who died that way. more »