2019-09-01 11:02 PDT
File # 2019-6679
A dog was shot and killed by Prince Rupert RCMP that was acting aggressively in the residential neighborhood of Seal Cove.
On August 30, 2019 at approximately 11:20AM the Prince Rupert RCMP assisted the Prince Rupert City Bylaw's with attempting to safely control a dog that was on the loose. The dog was acting in an aggressive manner toward the public and needed to be dealt with in order to protect the safety of the community.
"The Prince Rupert RCMP responded to a request to assist City Bylaws with a vicious dog. Based on the history of the dog attacking a member of the community and the dangerous and aggressive behaviour displayed during the interaction, police made the unfortunate decision to put the dog down, but it was necessary in order to maintain public safety, said Cpl. Alex Langley, Acting Operations NCO.
The Prince Rupert RCMP want to advise the public that this is not a decision that is taken lightly. This decision was made after extensive efforts to safely apprehend the animal became futile and the risk to the public became imminent.
Cpl. Devon James GerritsWatch Commander
Prince Rupert RCMP
100 6th Ave W, Prince Rupert, BC, V8J 3Z3
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