August 22, 2014 2:32 pm
Updated: August 22, 2014 4:09 pm

Owner fined after dog attack in Monterey Park

A stock photo of a dog collar and identification tag.

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CALGARY – Bylaw officers have laid charges in a dog attack that seriously injured a 61-year-old man.

It happened around 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, in the community of Monterey Park.

The victim was rushed to hospital by EMS.

The owner of the dog, a pitbull, has been charged with one count of one count of a dog attacking a person, and one count of having an unlicensed animal.

“All dog owners are responsible for not only the safety of their dog, but the safety of those who come into contact with their dog,” says Doug Anderson, Animal & Bylaw Services.

“Whenever someone visits your home, whether for personal or work reasons, pet owners need to ensure their pets are under control at all times.”

The dog owner has chosen to surrender the pitbull into the custody of Animal and Bylaw Services where it will be quarantined for 11 days.

A mandatory court appearance is required and consequences could include fines up to $10,000.

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