By Erika Mathieu
Sunny South News
Following several dog attacks which took place on Nov. 1 at Jennie Emery Elementary school in Coaldale, and near 9A Street, the Town issued a statement on social media, informing town residents, the two dogs have been euthanized as per the Town’s Dog Control Bylaw (#569-R-10-06).
In the aftermath of two separate dog attacks, which had occurred between 12 and 2 p.m.,
Coaldale & District Municipal Enforcement (CDME) responded to reports detailing a teacher and a parent were bitten while trying to protect students from being attacked. There were also reports of an incident involving a delivery driver on the 2100 block of 9A Street, wherein the driver was forced to take refuge inside a vehicle to evade an attack.
The Town confirmed the two dogs involved had escaped through a broken spot in the fence, which was at the time, unknown to the resident. A third dog, who was not part of the attack, was found nearby in the residential area.
According to the Town, the dogs were later located at approximately 4 p.m. at the owner’s residence, and later humanely euthanized with the cooperation of the owners. The dogs were licensed with the Town of Coaldale under a general license. The Town also confirmed the owners will not face any penalties for the offences as outlined in the Dog Control Bylaw and that the investigation is now closed.
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