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Calgary Pitbull Attacks Total Three In One Week

01/04/2013 02:00 EST | Updated 03/06/2013 05:12 EST
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CALGARY - Two people have been hurt and a dog seriously injured in the third canine encounter involving pitbulls this week in Calgary.

Paramedics say an adult man and a woman were treated at the scene of a dog attack in the backyard of a home in the city's northeast Thursday.

EMS spokesman Adam Loria says the two refused to be taken to hospital.

The dogs were not seized by animal services.

Charges have already been laid against a pitbull owner whose dogs mauled a pet Pomeranian to death on Monday.

And on Wednesday, two pit bulls were seized after they got loose and allegedly bit a woman.

Emergency crews were alerted to the latest problem after a neighbour heard a woman screaming.

"I was in my bedroom and I could hear screaming. It sounded like someone was being attacked,'' the witness told Global Calgary.

"(My boyfriend and I) grabbed some golf clubs and a baseball bat and we ran over and just gave them to them over the fence, but we couldn't really see what was happening.''

The owners told CTV Calgary that they had to work quickly to save the dog's life.

"We managed to get the one dog into the other side of the yard, and then had to try to get the other dog off our dog,'' one of the owners said.

Doug Anderson of Calgary Bylaw Services said the number of dog attacks so close together is "abnormal for us.''

Owners are legally responsible for controlling their dogs.

(Global Calgary, CTV Calgary)

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