A couple of us are divvying this up for tomorrow - one will call our city rep, another will call the police, I'm calling bylaw enforcement - and someone else is calling a ................. lawyer. :wink:
The pit cross will be comparatively easy to deal with. The shepherd cross will be more of a problem, but we will get this dealt with. Buddy did nothing to provoke the two larger dogs and he is ripped up from his throat down into his chest toward his belly. Poor lil dog.
Since you got the bylaw part, I am providing the following information that may help you. This is from the Toronto bylaws.
Complaints for bylaw infractions (e.g., dog running at large, dog off leash, failure to stoop & scoop, etc.) may be reported during normal business hours by calling 416-338-PAWS (7297). If you have an immediate public safety concern involving an animal, Toronto Animal Services provides 24-hour emergency service. Our after-hours services can also be reached by calling 416-338-PAWS (7297).
What do I do if a dog has a pet (dog or cat)?
Report the dog bite to Toronto Animal Services during our normal business hours by calling 416-338-PAWS (7297).
349-11. Dogs running at large.
A. No owner of a dog shall cause or permit the dog to run at large in the City, except as permitted in those areas of City parks where dogs are permitted to run at large as designated by City by-law.
B. For the purposes of this chapter, a dog shall be deemed to be running at large when found in any place other than the premises of the owner of the dog and not under the control of any person.
C. No person shall keep a dog off the premises of the owner other than on a leash which shall not exceed two metres in length except where consent is given by the person owning the property where the dog is found.
349-14. Dogs that have bitten persons or animals; muzzles.
A. Where the Medical Officer of Health has reason to believe that a dog has bitten a person or domestic animal, the Medical Officer of Health shall:
(1) Where the bite is the first bite on record with the City, and where the bite occurred on the owner's premises, serve the owner with a notice of caution.
(2) Serve the owner with a notice to muzzle if in his or her opinion the bite
referred to in Subsection A(1) is severe.
(3) Where the bite is a second or subsequent bite on record with the City, serve the owner with a notice to muzzle.
B. Where the Medical Officer of Health has reason to believe that a dog has bitten a person or domestic animal in the City other than on the owner's premises, the Medical Officer of Health shall serve the owner with a notice to muzzle.
349-15. Notice of caution and notice to muzzle; hearing; microchip.
A. An owner who is served with a notice of caution or a notice to muzzle is entitled to a hearing by the Medical Officer of Health who may confirm the notice or exempt the owner from the muzzling requirements.
B. To receive a hearing, the owner must mail or deliver to the Medical Officer of Health within 30 days after a copy of the notice of caution or notice to muzzle is served on the owner, notice in writing requesting a hearing.