Calgary, AB,

Seeking public assistance to identify witnesses to dog attack

The Calgary Police Service is seeking public assistance to identify a number of witnesses who intervened in a dog attack in the city’s northeast on Sunday morning.

At approximately 11:40 a.m., on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, a woman in her 60s was walking near the intersection of 88 Avenue N.E., and 52 Street N.E., when she was approached by a large black dog. While attempting to flee from the dog, the woman fell, at which point the dog began to attack.

Once the victim was on the ground, two additional dogs joined the attack, causing bite marks and lacerations to the woman’s body. The woman was taken to hospital where she was treated and released.

It is believed that several witnesses to the attack intervened, fending off the dogs with snow brushes and pulling the victim to safety.

The dogs ran away, but were later seized by CPS and Calgary Community Standards members.

Police are asking for the public’s help to identify the witnesses who intervened in the attack. Anyone with information is asked to contact the police non-emergency number at 403-266-1234.

Case #19038511/5385