Surrey RCMP warn pet owners to be vigilant in securing animals after a Newton resident was injured trying to separate fighting dogs.

Surrey RCMP urge care in securing pets after dog owner injured

Newton resident sent to hospital following attempt to break up a dog fight

A Newton area resident was sent to hospital with non-life threatening injuries after intervening in a dog fight Tuesday morning.

In a news release Tuesday afternoon Surrey RCMP said the victim – owner of one of the dogs involved – had been talking to visitors at the front door of a residence in the 13600-block of 56A Avenue when victim’s dog ran outside and got into a fight with two other dogs leashed nearby.

The dog owner pursued the animal, and attempted to separate the dogs but was bitten on the arm by one of the leashed dogs.

All dogs had been secured and victim had already been transported to hospital when police arrived at the residence.

Media relations officer Cpl. Scott Schumann told Peace Arch News that no other details have been released, and that the breeds of dogs involved were not known.

“We’re not planning any further releases on this,” he said, adding that general duty officers had been investigating the incident in collaboration with Surrey Animal Control.

He reminded pet owners that they should be vigilant to have animals secured to avoid conflicts with other animals and people.

Only a moment’s inattention could create a similar situation, he said.

“The dog bolted out the front door,” he said. “They will do that, particularly when they’re highly motivated.”

 

 

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