The city has slapped an aggressive dog label on two pitbulls that savagely attacked an Irish setter being walked by its owner.
Jon Wilson, the City’s community safety and enforcement officer, said the dogs were given back to their Westsyde owner Wednesday after he complied with the regulations.
Those include implanting the dogs with a microchip, building a secure kennel and obtaining a $2-million liability insurance policy. They must also not be outside unless on a leash and in the care of a responsible person.
Wilson said the attack occurred on Harrington Road in Westsyde on Oct. 9.
“The dogs that attacked were in the residence. A family member opened the door and the dogs ran out and attacked the other dog on the street.”
Seriously bloodied, the setter survived the attack but needed about $1,000 in veterinary treatment. The owner has agreed to compensate the family.
The city impounded the dogs, which Wilson said were American bulldogs, a cross between a Staffordshire terrier and a bulldog, commonly known as pitbulls.
The animals had an earlier record of attacking another dog, but without the serious injuries.
“Our understanding is the dogs don’t show aggression to people,” Wilson said.
The Daily News contacted a relative of the family who owned the setter, but through him they declined comment.
Wilson estimated about 15 dogs in Kamloops are registered under the aggressive dog bylaw.