Port to deal with dangerous dogs

  • Mar. 23, 2011 5:00 p.m.

Port Clements council is working on a way to deal with dangerous dogs in the community, after two incidents of a loose dog killing another animal. At the Monday meeting (March 21), council members agreed that the village office should work with the RCMP to come up with a dangerous animal bylaw. The bylaw will give RCMP and the village the authority to take action against dangerous dogs, defined as any dog that has killed or seriously injured a person, that has killed or seriously injured a domestic animal on property not owned by the dog owner, or that an animal control office believes is likely to kill or seriously injure a person. Administrator Heather Nelson-Smith said the latest incident occurred earlier this month. A small dog was killed by a larger dog that was running around loose. A few months earlier, a pet cat was killed by a loose dog.