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2 Charged After Dog Attacks Child In Calgary Home

09/03/2015 01:21 EDT | Updated 09/03/2015 01:59 EDT
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CALGARY — Two people have been charged after a child was bitten by a dog in Calgary.

The person in care of the dog and the dog owner have been charged under Calgary's animal bylaws with causing severe injury and having an unlicensed dog.

The dog is in custody of animal and bylaw services where it will undergo a behavioural assessment following a 10-day quarantine.

The city did not name the persons charged.

A little boy was taken to hospital Tuesday with severe facial injuries after being attacked by the dog in a home in the Ranchlands neighbourhood.

Those convicted in serious dog incidents must appear in court and face fines up to $10,000.

"Under the responsible pet ownership bylaw, owners are held responsible for the behaviour of their animals and people must be aware of these responsibilities when looking to add a dog to their family," said Doug Anderson, animal bylaw services inspector.

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