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Aggressive pit bull put down

Castanet has confirmed that one of the pit bulls involved in last week’s attack in Peachland has been euthanized.

RDCO Communications Officer Bruce Smith says the owner surrendered the dog that had previously been given an ‘aggressive’ designation, and also agreed to have the second pit bull anonymously adopted out to a rescue organization outside the Central Okaganan.

The owner of the yellow lab that was injured was fined $150 for her dog being at large.

When asked the question of punishment for repeat offenders, given that one dog had been deemed aggressive and the owners had received multiple bylaw tickets, Smith said there is nothing that restricts them from having more dogs.

“As long as that dog is licensed and they are responsible as any other dog owner for the care and control of their dog as per the responsible dog ownership bylaw,” he says.

“So it has to be licensed, it has to follow the regulations. As far as I know, there’s nothing we could do to limit somebody’s ability to own a dog.”

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