Ian Campbell Jan 2, 2013 07:37:00 AM
IT'S NEVER THE PITS FAULT - NEVER
A southeast family is outraged after an outing to an off-leash park turned tragic.
According to the McDowell’s, their Pomeranian “Patrick” was ripped apart by three pitbulls, their other dog injured and their 13-year-old daughter had her hand bitten.
It all began Monday afternoon when the children were taking their animals to the off-leash park in Lynnwood.
Scott McDowell said his dogs barked at the bigger canines and approached but it was the three muscular dogs who attacked.
He said his family is traumatized and he’s furious the owner will be facing a ‘care and control’ charge and could still end up being able to keep his dogs.
The charge comes with a $1,000 fine and a court date, but McDowell isn’t holding his breathe.
“Not only should he (the pitbull owner) not be allowed to own animals ever again, but he should be facing jail time,” he wrote on his Facebook page.
While he blames the owner and not the breed, the disgusted father wonders what could have happened if it were a small child.
According to McDowell, so much blood was spilled, police felt they had to clean up a “crime scene.”
The owner of the three pitbulls tells the Calgary Herald he feels bad but adds it was his dogs that were provoked.
The trio has been seized by the City of Calgary and will undergo behavioural testing to see if they should be returned or euthanized.
Their breed has been banned in the province of Ontario and the city of Winnipeg.