A pit bull dog that attacked four children and two adults in August 2018 in Montreal North will not be euthanized in the immediate future.
The euthanasia order has been temporarily suspended pending the appeal of a Quebec Superior Court decision.
On Tuesday, Judge Lukasz Granosik rejected a request to halt the euthanasia order issued by the Montreal North borough, which declared the animal a “dangerous dog.”
The City of Montreal has not changed its mind. This is only a delay before it proceeds with euthanizing the dog, a source told the Canadian Press.
Shotta, the one-year-old dog, was in the care of its owner’s acquaintance in August 2018. The dog attacked four children and two adults, causing serious injuries in separate incidents on the same day.
After the attacks, the dog was taken from the home and entrusted to the SPCA.
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The Road to Home Rescue Support, an American shelter, asked the court if it could take in the dog. Christa Frineau, the dog’s owner, had also asked that Shotta not be euthanized.
Granosik refused to grant the request.
—With files from Global’s Kalina Laframboise