Two dogs that attacked a 75-year-old Surrey man on Sunday will be put down.
The victim says a large “pit bull-type” dog attacked him on Dec. 4 while he was walking in the area of 96 and 162A avenues. He says he was left with deep lacerations to his arm that required 25 staples.
The two pit bulls were identified as the same dogs that attacked a Surrey couple in October.
On Oct. 9, the couple was viciously attacked by the two dogs just outside Tynehead Park. The dogs were unleashed and had escaped from a home.
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.
After the first incident, the City of Surrey labelled the dogs as “dangerous” and required that they be muzzled and on a leash when outdoors.
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.
Global News has now learned the two pit bulls will be put down. Bylaw manager Jas Rehal says the city’s bylaws around dangerous dogs are strong, but they are looking at any ways they can be improved.
“If someone has a dangerous dog, they have to follow the rules… when those rules break, we have to take action,” Rehal said.
The city and the RCMP are reviewing charges against the owners. They will be fined $2,400 per dog and will be allowed to own more pets in the future.
— With files from Amy Judd