The death of a family dog in Alberta, after being mauled by three pit bulls, underscores the importance of responsible dog ownership, if not an outright ban on the breed.
The Calgary Herald reports that the attack occurred in an off-leash dog park in southeast Calgary, when Scott McDowell and his two children took their Pomeranian and Great Pyrenees for a stroll.
Another man was walking three pit bull terriers on leashes, when they attacked. The Pomeranian suffered injuries to the chest and had to be put down. The Great Pyrenees received 16 stitches for its injuries.
McDowell's 13-year-old daughter was also injured trying to stop the fight.
What follows are the customary accusations, but with a twist.
Stephen Jaquish owns one of the pit bulls and was dog-sitting the other two. He says the dogs were provoked into attacking. He says his pit bull, now in the custody of animal services, is not aggressive.
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