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Canada Gatineau's deputy mayor tired of excuses for dangerous dogs

18:01  06 july  2018
18:01  06 july  2018 Source:   ottawacitizen.com

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Gatineau’s deputy mayor says she’s fed up with owners of pit bulls and other “potentially dangerous dogs” who say they don’t know the rules governing their pets.

After a young boy was bitten by a pit bull two weeks ago, Louise Boudrias is reminding them.

“In this issue, which we are still dealing with, year after year, I think the least I could do was share this information so that everyone knows that a pit bull is not a little dog to take lightly,” she said in an announcement Friday.

Boudrias is sending out a newsletter to residents of her ward, to veterinary clinics, and to pet supply stores.

She says the action comes in part because a pit bull attacked a two-year-old boy in Aylmer on June 22, biting him on the face and arm. Hugo Giroux was in his stroller. His mother was pushing him along the sidewalk when the dog ran out of the yard of a nearby home and attacked him.

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Hugo was taken to hospital where he required stitches to his upper lip, cheek and wrist.

Hugo Giroux, two, after being attacked by a dog. © Photo supplied, . Hugo Giroux, two, after being attacked by a dog.

The dog has been euthanized and police laid charges against its owner.

Boudrias says in her newsletter that owners must sterilize pit bulls and similar dogs, have their animals vaccinated against rabies, and have them identified with a microchip or an identification tattoo. The owner and dog must pass an obedience course from a recognized trainer.

As well, it is illegal for any potentially dangerous dog to go into a city park, a city playground, a recreational trail or a dog park in Gatineau.

Last year there were 33 attacks by dogs classed as dangerous breeds in Gatineau. The city laid 216 charges against owners.

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Dogs banned at Hudson's Sandy Beach after attack .
Dogs are banned until further notice at Hudson’s Sandy Beach after a man was attacked by a dog earlier this week, leaving him with four puncture wounds in his arm. Greg Baumeister, a local resident, said he was attacked by what he described as a "pit bull-type dog" while walking along the beach on July 11. In a Facebook post, he said the dog, which was on a leash, made four "good-sized holes in my arm" before being pulled off by its owner. He declined to be interviewed by CBC News. Hudson Mayor Jamie Nicholls said Friday the incident wasn't the only reason for the ban.

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