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Dogs humanely destroyed after attacks at elementary school in Coaldale

Posted on November 17, 2022 by Sunny South News

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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