A dog described by its owner as a pit bull-type is to be euthanized after attacking a seven-year-old boy.
Honorine Youmbissi, a spokeswoman for the borough of Verdun, said the child needed stitches to his face after Sunday’s attack.
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.
It successfully appealed a lower court ruling that had suspended portions of the bylaw pertaining to the dogs.