NEWS
05/13/2015 19:32 EDT | Updated 05/13/2016 01:12 EDT

Animal services issue warning to dog owners after 4 serious dog attacks in 5 days

CALGARY - Calgary officials say they want to remind people about being responsible for their pets after four serious dog attacks in five days.@#@#@#@#@#A girl was bitten Wednesday by a pitbull-type dog, leaving her with injuries to her left leg and right calf.@#@#@#@#@#Calgary's animal and bylaw services says the owner and the dog fled.@#@#@#@#@#On Monday, a Great Pyrenees attacked two children, and the dog's owner is facing five bylaw charges.@#@#@#@#@#Two dogs were killed in two separate attacks last Saturday and Sunday, and owners of the attacking dogs are facing several charges.@#@#@#@#@#Alvin Murray, manager of animal and bylaw services, says in serious cases the owner must appear in court and punishments include mandatory obedience training, public muzzling, fines up to $10,000, or euthanasia of the attacking dog.@#@#@#@#@#"This influx of aggressive dog incidents raises important questions about aggressive dogs and citizen safety," Ryan Jestin, director of animal and bylaw services, said in a news release.