Capital Regional District Bylaw Services Asks Public for Location of Dangerous Dogs

Jul 29, 2008

Victoria BC - CRD Bylaw Services is looking for the owner of dogs which have been involved in eight separate incidents in North Saanich on Vancouver Island, Nanaimo and the lower mainland Surrey area. Described by witnesses as Pitbull-crosses, the dogs were seen in groups of four to seven.

The registered owner of the dogs is described as a 50-60 year old male with long grey wavy hair, grey beard and is tall with a slim build. He was most recently seen driving a 1995 green Dodge Caravan and listed as living at 2048 Weiler Avenue, in Sidney BC, but has since vacated.

“We have classified these dogs as dangerous due to the repeated vicious attacks in the interest of public safety we are asking the public for tips on the owner’s whereabouts,” said Chief Bylaw Officer Don Brown.

Two of the Surrey incidents involve the dogs attacking a jogger or cyclist. In both cases, the victim sustained injuries from the dogs. The remaining six incidents, four in Surrey, one in Nanaimo and one in North Saanich, involve the attack of another dog. In the two most recent incidents, one in Surrey and one in North Saanich, the dogs died from injuries sustained during the attack. Dogs attacked during the incidents include a German short haired pointer, a Yorki, two Pomeranians, a Bichon and an American Eskimo.

The Capital Regional District (CRD) Bylaw Services Department provides expert and professional enforcement services in various fields of bylaw enforcement.

Additional Information:

Dangerous Dogs Backgrounder

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For further information, please contact:
Don Brown, Chief Bylaw Officer
Bylaw Services
Tel: 250.478.3351 ext 21

Sheila Taylor, Manager, Community Relations
Corporate Communications
Tel: 250.360.3308