March 18, 2019 5:26 pm

No charges to be laid in Montreal North dog attack

A home in Montreal North where a dog was being cared for before biting two siblings on Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018.

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No charges will be laid in connection with a dog attack in Montreal North that left two children seriously injured last August.

Quebec’s director of criminal and penal prosecutions released the decision on Monday.

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The family had agreed last summer to temporarily house a big dog belonging to one of their acquaintances.

In the morning, inside the apartment, the dog attacked and bit a four-year-old girl. She suffered severe head injuries.

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The family did not contact the police at that time but managed to lock the animal inside the apartment. The girl was reportedly taken to hospital by relatives shortly after the attack.

At around 3 p.m., the dog somehow managed to get out of the apartment. The dog then attacked the girl’s seven-year-old brother. He suffered a serious injury to his arm.

The animal was removed from the property by the police that day.

— With files from Global’s Kalina Laframboise

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