Montreal pit bull-type dog to be euthanized after attack on young boy

A file photo of a pit bull-type dog. Jacqueline Wilson / Global News

A dog described by its owner as a pit bull-type is to be euthanized after attacking a seven-year-old boy.

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Honorine Youmbissi, a spokeswoman for the borough of Verdun, said the child needed stitches to his face after Sunday’s attack.

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She said the animal is being held at a local SPCA and will be euthanized at the request of its owner.

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Youmbissi couldn’t confirm the breed of the dog but said the owner claims it’s a pit bull.

Montreal recently passed a bylaw banning new pit bulls on city territory.

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It successfully appealed a lower court ruling that had suspended portions of the bylaw pertaining to the dogs.

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