Surrey dog attack that injured man, 75, spurs calls for tougher bylaws

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A 75-year-old man has been injured in the latest serious dog attack in Surrey and the incident is renewing calls for tougher bylaws.

The victim was left with deep lacerations to his arm that required 25 staples. He says a large “pit bull-type” dog attacked him on Dec. 4 while he was walking in the area of 96 and 162A avenues.

“The bigger dog lunged at me and bit my forearm,” said the victim, who does not want to be identified.

He has an eight-inch scar on this arm where the dog bit him. He was taken to hospital.

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The victim believes the dog was one of the same dogs that attacked another couple this past October.

One of those victims, Daisy Sangha, said it was so traumatic she thought she was going to die. She said she was left with serious bite wounds to her chest and her husband was mauled on his legs and buttocks.

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The City of Surrey said it could not do anything about the dogs because they had not attacked anyone before.

When Global News spoke to the owners of the dogs, they said they were responsible for the October attack, but not this recent incident.

The owners said their pets are always muzzled.

A Surrey official told Global News he checked the area and he does not think there is a vicious dog on the loose. He also said there is not enough information to impound the dogs involved.

But the victims say tougher bylaws are needed to deal with incidents like this and they would like to see more measures put in place.

Surrey RCMP is now investigating.

-With files from Paul Johnson


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