11/20/2013 10:58 EST | Updated 11/21/2013 04:25 EST

Kits Beach Pit Bull Stabbing: Senior Kills Dog After Pug Attacked

Vancouver police say a pit bull was stabbed to death on Wednesday afternoon at a Vancouver beach.

A 72-year-old man was walking his pug on Kitsilano Beach around 1 p.m. when he was approached by a woman walking her pit bull, police said in a statement.

After a brief introduction, the pit bull suddenly bit down on the pug's neck. When the two owners could not separate their dogs, the man stabbed the pit bull to death with a folding knife.

The pug was rushed to a veterinary hospital to get stitches to its neck. Animal control were on scene and attended to the pit bull. Marcie Moriarty of the BC SPCA says officials will perform a necropsy on the dead dog. Police say both the dog owners are co-operating, and charges are not being considered at this time.

With files from The Canadian Press

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