Nova Scotia

Dog fights frustrate Lower Sackville residents

Residents of a Lower Sackville trailer park say they've had enough with a pair of dogs that continue to fight each other.
Titan, a pit bull, and a chow mix in the neighbourhood have fought each other several times. (CBC)

Residents of a Lower Sackville trailer park say they've had enough with a pair of dogs that continue to fight each other.

Tracey Crawley, a resident of the Sackville Manor trailer park, said her pet was attacked two months ago by one of the two dogs.

"My daughter was home with my dog and she called me on the phone to tell my the chow dog had been in the yard and attacked my dog," she said Monday.

"My next door neighbour, what she did was she called the SPCA and we never heard anything else in regards to it."

At around 4 p.m. on Monday, there was another fight between the two dogs in question — a chow mix and a pit bull.

The owner of the chow mix was bitten in the arm as she tried to break up the fight between the animals.

Tanya Ross, the owner of the pit bull, said she wants the other dog to leave the neighbourhood.

"Her dog bit my daughter, attacked my dog four or five times on my property, has attacked numerous people in the neighbourhood, I think the dog should be taken right out of the neighbourhood," she told CBC News.

Animal services officers with the Halifax Regional Municipality spoke to Ross and the owner of the chow mix, but neither of the animals was seized.

Natasha Ann Skipton, who lives in the neighbourhood, said the dog owners should think about the other residents in the vicinity.

"I don't think any dog has any right to run around the neighbourhood, especially if they're going to go around biting other people," she said.

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