HRM Animal Services are investigating a dog attack that occurred last evening in Dartmouth.
At approximately 5:45 p.m., a woman was walking her small dog near Eric Graves Memorial Junior High School on Dorothea Drive. Another woman and two men were walking two dogs in the area, one on-leash and one off-leash. The dog that was off-leash attacked the small dog, who was able to get away and ran from the area followed by its owner. The dog was taken to a veterinarian but had to be euthanized due to the extent of the injuries.
Animal Services Officers are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the dog responsible for the attack, which is described as a red short-haired dog similar in appearance to a Pitbull. The dog that was on-leash and not involved in the attack is described as a black dog similar in appearance to the red dog. The woman is described as a 24-year-old white female, 5’4”, with shoulder length blonde hair and wearing glasses. The men are described as white males in their mid to late 20’s. One has short dark hair, tattoos on his right arm and was wearing a white t-shirt and black baseball hat. The other man has dark curly hair.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call HRM Animal Services at 490-4000. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or texting a tip – Tip 202 + your message to 274637.