Calgary, AB,

Police investigate fatal dog attack

We continue to investigate a fatal dog attack that took place in the northwest community of Capitol Hill yesterday.

At approximately 2 p.m., on Sunday, June 5, 2022, officers attended the 1500 block of 21 Avenue N.W., for reports of an 86-year-old woman being attacked by three unknown dogs.

Nearby neighbours attempted to intervene the attack, including the owner of the dogs, who was able to remove the dogs from the scene prior to arrival by first responders. The three dogs are believed to be a North American Pitbull terrier mix, a North American Staffordshire mix and an American Pitbull.

EMS transported the woman to hospital in life-threatening condition, but sadly she died a short time later. The woman’s identity is not being released at this time.

Calgary Community Standards officers subsequently seized the three dogs involved in the attack and the animals continue to be held while the investigation is ongoing.

“This was an extremely tragic event that resulted in the death of an innocent woman,” says Detective Kerry Parsons, of the Calgary Police Service General Investigations Unit. “Our condolences go out to the family and loved ones of the victim, as we continue to investigate this incident.”

Police are speaking to witnesses and working with our partners at Calgary Community Standards to determine potential charges in relation to the case.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact police by calling 403-266-1234. Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers through any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
APP: P3 Tips