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2 men seriously injured in western Quebec dog attack

Two men were seriously injured by a dog in Quebec's Pontiac region Tuesday night, and police ended up shooting the animal involved.

Dog's owner and a relative seriously injured; dog killed by police

Police and the SPCA responded to a dog attack in western Quebec Tuesday night. (CBC)

Two men were seriously injured by a dog in Quebec's Pontiac region Tuesday night, and police ended up shooting the animal involved.

MRC des Collines police said it happened around 8:30 p.m. at the dog owner's property on Highway 148 in Luskville.

The 40-year-old man was one of the victims, police said, and the other victim was a 69-year-old relative who tried to help.

Marcel Lamoureux lives across the street. He told CBC he thought there was a fire when he heard screaming coming from his neighbour's home, then saw the two men being attacked by a large dog.

He said they were covered in blood and a woman was trying to use a stick to stop the dog.

'His arm was basically hamburger,' neighbour describes violent dog attack

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Marcel Lamoureux tried to help when two men were seriously injured by a dog in Quebec's Pontiac region Tuesday night.

"I yelled to the neighbour to get some meat and I negotiated with the dog to get him into the back shed," he said. "Finally we were able to help the victims and this is when I [saw] the actual lacerations and one of the victims, his arm was basically hamburger."

The injuries sustained by the two men were serious but not life-threatening.

They were first taken to the Hull Hospital, and the 40-year-old man was transferred to hospital in Montreal for further treatment.

The SPCA was called, but police ended up shooting and killing the dog involved.

There have been two other serious dog attacks in Quebec in late August. One occurred in Montreal, and the other in Laval.

2 men seriously injured in western Quebec dog attack

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Two men were seriously injured by a dog in Quebec's Pontiac region Tuesday night, and police ended up shooting the animal involved.

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