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2 Stratford dogs in custody following October dog attack

The P.E.I. Humane Society has confirmed that the two dogs that attacked another dog in Stratford late last month are in its custody.

The P.E.I. Humane Society worked with RCMP and the Town of Stratford to investigate the case

The two attacking dogs originally remained with their owner but are now in custody, Jennifer Harkness, the humane society's development manager, said in an email. (Brian Higgins/CBC)

The P.E.I. Humane Society has confirmed that the two dogs that attacked another dog in Stratford late last month are in its custody.

The two dogs will be assessed for behaviour and health and the outcome will "prioritize public safety," according to a news release from the Humane Society.

"Every breed and size of dog has the potential to harm a person or another animal," the release said.

"Owners are responsible to ensure their pets are under control at all times, and must take fearful, anxious and aggressive behaviour seriously."

The dogs were seized under a search warrant pursuant to the P.E.I. Dog Act. 

The two dogs originally remained with their owner. They were declared dangerous, meaning the owner had 10 days to comply with a number of conditions.

Following the attack, because of the injuries and the dog's health and age, the attacked dog, Louie, was euthanized.

Louie had to be euthanized due to the extent of his injuries, along with his age and his health, said the humane society. (Samantha Clow/Facebook)

The humane society worked with RCMP and the Town of Stratford to investigate the case.

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