10/23/2013 07:35 EDT | Updated 12/23/2013 05:12 EST

Calgary Dog Owner Fined $3K For Pet Attacking, Killing Neighbour's Pooch


CALGARY - The Calgary owner of a dog that attacked and killed another pet earlier this year has been slapped with a large fine.

The incident happened in January, when the animal escaped its yard and entered a neighbour’s, pouncing on another dog.

The injured animal later died.

Animal and Bylaw services says the dog who attacked had a history of violent incidents, including chasing people and injuring other animals.

The attack dog was put down in February.

Its owner has been ordered to pay $1,500, plus $1,700 in restitution.

"We are pleased to see that victim restitution in these matters is being considered," said Alvin Murray of Calgary animal and bylaw services.

"It is traumatizing for owners to lose a treasured pet in this manner."

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