December 4, 2014 6:28 pm

Kelowna dog must be muzzled or enclosed following attack on child

Mastiff dog

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KELOWNA – A dangerous dog in Kelowna must be muzzled and on a leash whenever its outside the owner’s home or kept in an enclosed area when on the property.

Frank Wruth and Brandie Lasalle agreed to the restrictions which were approved by dog control authorities and endorsed by a judge this week.

The dog, a mastiff, was seized in October and held in the pound after an unprovoked attack on a playing field at South Rutland Elementary school.

A Regional District of Central Okanagan spokesperson says the dog owners were playing soccer with family and friends when a 10 year old child fell. The unleashed mastiff bit the youngster’s face causing a severe injury.

If the restrictions of the Consent Order are breached, the dog can be seized and euthanized.

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