Woman and pets attacked by pit bulls
Published Sunday, October 24, 2010 7:30PM PDT
Surrey, B.C., resident Patti Agnew is calling for tougher vicious dog bylaws after she and her seven-year-old cockapoo Molly were suddenly attacked by two pit bulls on Saturday morning.
Agnew says she was walking Molly and her other dog Max past a local corner market at around 10 a.m. when the pit bulls escaped from a parked car and charged at them.
"We didn't do anything to provoke these dogs," she said. "I can't even imagine if it had been a small child. We're very lucky that she's going to be okay."
Molly sustained several puncture wounds on her hind leg and a gaping wound on the inside of her thigh that required several stitches. Agnew was bit on the hand.
Agnew was left covered in blood, but says when the dogs' owner ran out of the corner store to retrieve her pets, she did not offer any help.
"She went to leave and I yelled to somebody to get her licence plate," she said. "I just couldn't believe it."
She took Molly to the vet and called police, who told her there was nothing they could do. Surrey's animal control officers are investigating, and Agnew has been told the pit bulls were not licenced.
She says it's time Surrey's dangerous dog laws are given more bite.
"It's probably the most violent, traumatic experience I think anybody could go through, knowing that you have two dogs charging you like that," she said. "In seconds they were on us."
With a report from CTV British Columbia's Julia Foy