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Edmonton dog owner fined $2,500 for brutal attack

Edmonton police were investigating after a woman was attacked by a pack of dogs in central Edmonton, Sunday, September 14, 2014.
Edmonton police were investigating after a woman was attacked by a pack of dogs in central Edmonton, Sunday, September 14, 2014. Eric Szeto, Global News

EDMONTON — An Edmonton dog owner was fined $2,500 on Thursday after her dogs mauled a 54-year-old woman in September.

The woman, who did not want to be identified, was walking her small dog in an alley at 101 Street and 112 Avenue when she was attacked by at least three dogs.

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She required several hours of surgery after suffering serious bites across her body. Her dog, a Papillon type of breed, was also attacked and needed upwards of $8,000 in veterinary treatment.

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Twenty-four-year-old Catherine Phemie Yanchus was charged in relation to the incident. She pleaded guilty in connection with a dog attack causing injury, as well as failure to control an animal on a leash.

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As for the dogs, they are now required to be muzzled, on a leash and in a secure area when at home.

With file from 630 CHED