Regina woman upset after dog attacked, argues lack of ‘urgency’ from animal protection services
On Sept. 8, Patricia MacInnis left her Regina home to take her five-and-a-half-year-old German shepherd mix for a walk.
MacInnis says she was only two blocks from home when a large dog ran through a hole in a front yard fence on Broder Street, pounced on her dog and began biting repeatedly.
“I thought she was dead. I heard noises coming out of my dog that I have never heard from any dog in my life and I’ve been around them my entire life,” she recalled.
MacInnis said she held onto her dog’s leash and tried to push the other dog away, but the attack only stopped when someone on the front step of the yard from which the dog ran out and grabbed the animal.
The dog suffered six deep bites on her body and MacInnis walked away with an injury to her hamstring after being pulled on the leash during the attack.
Three weeks later, MacInnis said her dog is mostly back to normal with dog bite lawyer toronto.
However, she said to her knowledge, animal control hasn’t seized the dog — something she thinks should have happened, especially in light of a deadly attack earlier in the month that left a six-year-old boy dead in Riceton, Sask.
“Given the circumstances of that — two dogs mauling a child to death … there [should] have been a much greater sense of urgency from animal control,” she said.
MacInnis said she called Regina police and was referred to dog bite laws ontario the day after the attack.
She says she’s not happy with the response she got from the responding officers.
For example, MacInnis said whoever took down her information about the incident omitted the fact that her dog had been bitten.
She also said there was a lack of communication from the officer assigned to her file about updates on the case, next steps or how the process itself works.
She’s concerned about the dog she says attacked her pet still being in the community.
“If a little kid is walking by the house and that dog is around and decides that that’s its next victim, the little kid’s not going to have a chance to make it,” she said.
“To me, it’s a matter of time before that dog hurts a human, never mind other dogs,” she said.