The City would like to provide notification to residents of an incident that occurred in the Seal Cove area between 10 am and 12 pm today. Police made the difficult decision to kill a designated dangerous dog that was at large, behaving very aggressively, and which after many attempts could not be apprehended safely. This is a step only taken in the most serious of circumstances, where an animal is considered to present an immediate danger to the public.
"The Prince Rupert RCMP responded to a request to assist City Bylaws with a vicious dog. Based on the history of the dog attacking a member of the community and the dangerous and aggressive behaviour displayed during the interaction, police made the unfortunate decision to put the dog down, but it was necessary in order to maintain public safety,” said Cpl. Alex Langley, Acting Operations NCO, RCMP.
Our sympathies are with the owners. This was a decision made by the RCMP out of necessity, and was not one taken lightly.
The RCMP has now provided a media release on the incident as well: http://bc.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/ViewPage.action?siteNodeId=2087&languageId=1&contentId=61235
Veronika Stewart, Communications Manager
City of Prince Rupert
(250) 627 0976