Bylaw officers want to speak with whomever owns a pair of “pitbull-type” animals responsible for mauling a poodle to death in northeast Calgary.
On Tuesday, animal and bylaw services put out a call for tips in response to a violent attack between three on-leash pets on July 12.
City officials say a woman was walking her poodle on Templehill Drive N.E. about 9:30 a.m. when another woman approached with her two hulking canines.
“Upon allowing the dogs to greet each other, one of the large dogs grabbed the poodle, biting and shaking it,” said Alvin Murray, north operations manager for Animal and Bylaw Services.
“A neighbour intervened and the poodle was recovered but died a short time later at a local vet.”
The owner of the so-called “pitbull-type” pooches is described by the city as a Caucasian woman between the age of 30-40, with a petite build, blonde hair — possibly named Sarah.
“We are asking anyone who may know who the owner is or who may have information about this case to call 3-1-1,” Murray said in a statement.
In a separate incident, bylaw officers are also questioning the owner of a licensed Australian cattle dog about a violent incident on July 11.
City officials say officers were called to a home in Ranchlands after a woman was bit in the face.
The owner claimed to have adopted the dog from an out-of-town agency only nine days prior to the incident.
“Due to the severity of attack, the dog owner requested the animal be removed from his home immediately and signed ownership over to ABS,” Murray said.
As part of a routine procedure, the cattle dog will undergo an assessment, following a mandatory 10-day quarantine.
Charges have no been laid as the investigation continues, according to a news release.