Judge declares two Peachland dogs dangerous, one to be euthanized
PEACHLAND — Honourable Judge Anne Wallace has declared two Peachland dogs dangerous and sends one of them to be put down, after a fatal attack on a smaller dog earlier this year.
The Regional District of Central Okanagan (RDCO) made an application to order both dogs, a pit bull named Buddy and a presca canario named Jake, be declared dangerous dogs and euthanized.
The incident that sparked this application happened on New Year’s Day, when Peachland resident Jeff Clarke was walking his leashed 12-year-old lhasa apso/wheaton terrier. According to Clarke, Buddy and Jake were running loose and seriously injured his dog in an unprovoked attack.
Due to the extent of Clarke’s dog’s injuries, he decided to humanely euthanize his pet after consulting with a veterinarian.
“I find that Jake is a grave danger to other dogs and will seriously injure or kill them if he is loose around them,” says Judge Wallace in her decision.
As a result of her findings, she orders the presca canario be humanely euthanized.
The judge believes the pit bull can be managed, so Buddy is being returned to the owner on several conditions, including: the pit bull must be contained by a fence that’s at least five-feet high, the owner must take his pet training, the owner’s home must be locked at all times, and if the owner moves, he shall notify B.C. Animal Control.
The RDCO says it is satisfied with the judge’s decision.