Visitor upset after dog attacked at Elizabeth Lake

Jack Russell terrier rushed, attacked by two off-leash dogs during a walk around Elizabeth Lake on Sunday.

  • Aug. 18, 2016 12:00 p.m.
Visitor upset after his dog was attacked by a pair of off-leash dogs at Elizabeth Lake.

Visitor upset after his dog was attacked by a pair of off-leash dogs at Elizabeth Lake.

A visitor to Cranbrook is upset that a a pair of unleashed dogs mauled his Jack Russell terrier at Elizabeth Lake on Sunday.

Armin Remy, who is visiting from Germany, was walking out on the trails when his Jack Russell was rushed and attacked by two large dogs, including a pitbull. Remy’s dog suffered injuries to the neck and required numerous stitches from the veterinarian.

Remy is especially upset that the owner did not identify himself following the incident.

He has been to the RCMP detachment twice to report the incident and has also been in contact with Cranbrook bylaw services.

According to Cranbrook’s Animal Control Bylaw, dog owners must have a leash on their person to control their dog, even in off-leash areas. Anyone guilty of an offence under the bylaw is liable for fines of up to $10,000 if found guilty of an offence, compensation for damage or loss sustained by the city or victim.