Dog attacks in Calgary under investigation

Calgary's Animal and Bylaw Services has been busy over the last few days investigating three separate attacks.

'Aggression from animals will not be tolerated,' says animal services manager after 3 separate attacks

Calgary's Animal and Bylaw Services has been busy over the last few days investigating three separate attacks. 

A 10-year-old girl and 12-year-old boy were taken to hospital Monday afternoon after they were bitten by a great pyrenees in Abbeydale. EMS says the children received minor injuries, and police say the dog did not belong to their family.

Two small dogs were also killed in separate attacks over the weekend involving pit bulls. 

Animal Services manager Alvin Murray says he's not as concerned about the breeds as he is about the owners.

"Our message is that aggression from animals will not be tolerated," he said. "And we will take swift action and we will charge people and they will end up in court."

2 small dogs killed on weekend

Murray says the pit bull from Sunday's Skyview Ranch attack has been seized and is now being assessed. Charges against its owner are pending.

However, Murray says the ownership of the dog involved in the Martindale attack is still unknown.

"We also have some people who are identifying some young people, I say young and I mean minors, who allegedly took control of the pit bull and took it back to a property and we'll be following up with that today again," he said.

Murray says there were 244 incidents involving dogs in Calgary last year. 


  • An earlier version of this story said the dog was a golden retriever. Animal and Bylaw Services now say it was a great pyrenees.
    May 13, 2015 8:59 PM MT