Skip to comments.Siblings suffer serious injuries in dog attack as city set to adopt new animal control bylaw
Posted on 08/21/2018 12:01:39 PM PDT by Norski
Montreals mayor called on pet owners to take responsibility for their animals on Monday after a weekend dog attack on two young siblings that caused serious injuries.
Police said a four-year-old girl and a seven-year-old boy were recovering from serious injuries to their head and arm, respectively, in two separate incidents on Sunday just hours apart involving the same aggressive dog.
The dog belonged to an acquaintance of the childrens grandmother, who was watching the animal in Montreal North.
The attack came as Montreal city council is set to vote on a new series of dangerous dog measures focusing on owners as opposed to dog breeds, and imposes strict conditions on dogs that are considered potentially dangerous due to past behaviour.
Montreal Mayor Valerie Plantes administration has turned away from breed-specific legislation enacted by the previous administration targeting pit bulls, rules that were dismissed as ineffective in reducing dog bites and difficult to apply.
Plante said shes troubled by the Sunday attack, adding that the dog in this case will be euthanized given what authorities know.
This is something terrible we want to prevent.
She also called on pet owners to take measures to supervise and care for their animals.
Its really about making sure that dog owners animal owners understand that they are responsible to the entire population of Montreal, Plante said.
The citys previous administration enacted a pit bull ban in 2016 after a 55-year-old Montreal woman was killed by a dog in her backyard.
Plantes administration revoked the previous rules in December and introduced a new framework presented in June.
The Quebec government had also considered breed-specific province-wide legislation against pit bulls before backtracking because the available scientific data did not warrant going ahead with it.
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Le chien qui a violemment mordu deux enfants dans une résidence de l'arrondissement de Montréal-Nord dimanche avait déjà fait preuve d'agressivité par le passé, selon le rapport du Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM) obtenu par Radio-Canada.
Un texte de Sarah Sanchez
Le rapport dincident, qui indique que six personnes . . . Translation follows: +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ From translation text at :https://www.nationalpitbullvictimawareness.org/
QUEBEC Update: English translation (Google) of the multi-person pit bull attack in Montreal North on Sunday, August 19.
The dog who violently bit two children in a residence in the borough of Montreal-North Sunday had already been aggressive in the past, according to the report of the Police Department of the City of Montreal (SPVM) obtained by Radio- Canada.
A text by Sarah Sanchez
The incident report, which states that six people were injured in all events, describes the animal as a "one-and-a-half year old American pitbull who weighs 70 pounds." The dog expert has not yet confirmed the exact breed of the dog.
According to the nine-page document, the 62-year-old resident of Montreal-North, whose events had agreed to pick up the dog of an acquaintance who wanted to leave because she had just given birth.
The owner of the dog had advised the lady that the animal had to wear a muzzle 24 hours a day because he had already bitten another dog in a park.
The animal arrived Saturday afternoon while the woman had four grandchildren aged 11, 7 and 4, and a 20-month-old baby.
On leaving the car, the animal immediately jumped on the child of 20 months by giving him muzzle shots. Three adults had to intervene to control the dog. He then relapsed on the 4-year-old girl.
The grandmother of the children is used to collecting animals to ensure the transition between the master, the SPCA and the new host family.
She had also initiated proceedings with Freedom drivers, which was to pick up the animal the next day and then transfer it to New Brunswick.
During the night from Saturday to Sunday, the dog, still with his muzzle, once again attacked the 20-month-old baby, terrorizing him and making him fall from his bed.
The grandmother then decided to tie the dog between the two doors of the entrance.
The situation is degenerating The next day, around 10 am, the animal managed to get rid of his muzzle, but as he was playing quietly with the children, the grandmother did not give it to him.
According to the testimonies collected by the police, the dog was free in the house, without muzzle.
Moments later, the animal bit the skull of the 4-year-old girl. The grandmother tried in vain to restrain the dog by pulling on his collar in addition to knocking him on the head with a screwdriver.
She took the girl out of the house and finally managed to lock the dog again.
A lady from Freedom drivers arrived at the scene, but instead of picking up the dog as planned, she had to take the girl to the hospital since the grandmother does not have a car.
Neither the police nor the ambulance were called at this time.
The grandmother called her daughter to come and take care of the children, left alone at home.
His daughter asked him to call the police, but the grandmother told him that it was not worth it because the SPCA had to arrive from one moment to the next to pick up the dog.
The mother arrived 30 minutes later with three other children.
Around 3 pm, she went out to smoke a cigarette. Thats when the dog managed to escape. The woman, panicked, asked the children to go out the window of the room. The dog still managed to attack the 7-year-old, who suffered a serious open fracture to the arm.
A neighbor and passers-by to help children A neighbor, who heard screams, then went to the residence to try to rescue the children. With a shovel, he hit the dog in the head. The animal then pursued the children, who managed to escape outside the residence.
A motorist, who also heard screams, then got out of his vehicle to rescue one of the children who seemed to be the next victim of the dog. The man took the young man in his arms and raised him in the air so that the dog could not bite him, but to no avail. The animal managed to bite the child at the left buttock and bit the driver at the joints.
The dog was finally stopped by another passer-by, who managed to put his foot on his leash. He was then able to control the beast until the police arrived.
In total, six people were injured.
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Interesting how the article neglected to mention that the vicious dog was a pit bull.
PC for dogs. Who’da thunk?
6 people injured and that’s all you can comment on?
I don’t know about any axes to grind, but these articles piss off the “Pittie” apologists.
And for that reason alone - they are worth it.
No kidding. Can’t be dissing the “it’s-the-owner-not-the-breed” breed.
Step 1 - shoot the dog.
Step 2 - put granny in prison.
The Dog of Peace!
It sounds like the dog was just taken over, without having been subjected to obedience training to break any bad habits acquired from the previous owner. In addition, the dog was left alone with small children. On top of that, it wasn’t properly restrained. Finally, the question is whether the grandchildren were taught about how to interact with dogs, i.e. to avoid things that make even the ones docile vis-a-vis humans uncomfortable. These factors, in combination, were a ticking time bomb, even if you leave out the demonstrated human aggression (i.e. the dog going after the kids when muzzled) and potential breed issues.
You will note the term in the translated text “Freedom driver”. This is a person who is part of the transfer of pit bulls in American animal shelters due to be euthanized, which are then picked up and transferred in vans, several to a van, over the Canadian border to Canada.
I believe it is healthiest to hold the owners responsible for their pets behavior.
“I can’t help but notice that this is the only kind of article you post. Do you have an axe to grind?”
One cannot help but notice that you mostly bookmark postings rather than comment. I see that this comment is a departure from your norm.
I dont understand why they cant be used as meat.
Step 3 is the hard part. Go to the hospital and visit each of the 6 persons injured.
Step 4 is to decide whether one has a dog in this fight . . .
“The Dog of Peace!”
It’s all about the dog and not the grandmother and the negligent owner of the dog having both endangered the lives of the children by not sequestering a known aggressive/dangerous dog.
Human decisions led directly to this attack and it has little to do with the breed.
It’s abject stupidity, but a convenient sounding board for those who believe one breed should be exterminated for what is arguably the result of human actions & choices.
Label me an “apologist” at your own risk.
“I believe it is healthiest to hold the owners responsible for their pets behavior.”
Something like having a factory’s sewage output line upriver from their drinking water source.
South Korea does.
“I dont understand why they cant be used as meat.”
Because we have not yet reached the level of Venezuela.
I understand that they are now eating household pets there.
[You will note the term in the translated text Freedom driver. This is a person who is part of the transfer of pit bulls in American animal shelters due to be euthanized, which are then picked up and transferred in vans, several to a van, over the Canadian border to Canada.]
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