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Victim of Surrey pit bull attack speaks out against dog’s owner

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WATCH: The victim of a pit bull attack in Surrey has some choice words for the dog's owner tonight. She was savagely attacked without warning yesterday as she walked to get her morning coffee. Rumina Daya has more – Jun 21, 2016

A woman who was attacked by a pit bull in the Surrey-Delta area Monday morning is furious at the dog’s owner.

“He had me in his mouth and was shaking me…and then he dragged me,” Brenda Moon said of the pit bull that attacked her, adding that the dog’s bite was so strong it broke the bones in her right arm.

“What I was worried about yesterday before I went into surgery was, I hope to God I keep my arm.”

Moon was heading into a convenience store in the 9100-block of 120th Street at 10:15 a.m. when she was attacked, unprovoked, by an unleashed grey-and-white pit bull. The dog’s owner was inside while the dog was being tended to by a woman outside. The dog was on a leash, but the woman wasn’t holding it when the pit bull lunged.

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Moon said the dog’s owner walked away from her as she lay on the ground with a badly broken arm.

“I heard him say, ‘I’m taking the dog home,'” she said.

“He’s an a–hole,” she said, “Excuse me, but that’s the type of low-life he is.”

Police would like to speak with the dog’s owner. He is described as a heavy-set Caucasian male between 38 and 45 years old. He was wearing a grey hat, shorts, and a black tank top at the time of the incident.

The attack has sparked a debate about whether pit bulls should be banned.

Montreal will ban pit bulls in September after a 55-year-old woman was found dead after a pit bull attack.

When asked Tuesday about a possible provincewide ban, Premier Christy Clark said “local governments have the power to do that now. I urge them to do that if that’s a concern for them.”

Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner said the city has a dangerous dog bylaw, but it’s not breed-specific.

“I’m just interested in taking the pulse of the public on that and taking a look at what we could do to further strengthen our animal control bylaw,” Hepner said.

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– With files from Rumina Daya, Paula Baker and Morgan Lowrie

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