Dog attacks man in Arrow Heights neighbourhood

An Arrow Heights resident was attacked by a pit bull terrier–cross while out for a dinner-hour walk on Aug. 15.

A Revelstoke man was attacked by a dog while walking along Aspen Crescent in Arrow Heights during the dinner hour on Aug. 15.

Alan MacLeod told the Times Review he was out for a walk when a black pit bull terrier–cross dog confronted him with a growl. MacLeod said he commanded the dog to with a call of “down,” but to no avail.

The dog charged onto the street and bit his right arm.

MacLeod managed to pull his arm away, but the dog then went for his left hand, biting his knuckle.

MacLeod, a runner, said he’s had many scrapes with dogs while running, but this was his first bite. He was “frozen with fear” and called out for help.

The owner came out from a garage at the home and called the dog off.

“He was quite apologetic about it,” MacLeod said. The owner invited the man in to help wash off the blood – but MacLeod declined because he was only a few blocks from home.

The bite didn’t require any stitches, but MacLeod did get a tetanus shot.

MacLeod said his concern was for others’ safety. “This is a neighbourhood with children,” he said. He was also surprised to learn animal control services had limited ability to act. “What surprised me was that the animal control officer cannot seize the dog,” he said.

What does Macleod think should be done? “I have my thoughts about it, but the animal control officer said at least the dog should be muzzled,” he said. “I’ll be quite wary of it.”

Revelstoke RCMP spokesperson Staff-Sgt. Jacquie Olsen confirmed RCMP had responded to a complaint and had referred the matter to animal control.

The Times Review contacted Revelstoke Animal Control Services about the incident. The officer that answered the phone declined to provide his full name.

He confirmed RCMP attended the incident and that animal control had followed up the next morning.

He said the dog involved in the incident had not been impounded and was under the control of the owner.

Staff-Sgt. Olsen said RCMP and the “humane society” are continuing to investigate.

 

 

 

 

Just Posted

Kootenay-Columbia MP talks throne speech, USMCA trade deal

Rob Morrison to open constituency office in Cranbrook at 800C Baker St. on Dec. 19

Kootenay-Columbia MP reacts to leader’s surprise resignation

The resignation of Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer caught members of his caucus by surprise

Graduation rates in Revelstoke 11 per cent above provincial average

Provincial average for high school graduation is 81 per cent, while it’s 92 per cent in Revelstoke

Cycling association and snowmobile club receive RMI funding

Revelstoke City Council delayed approving their applications earlier this year

Big Eddy School lots sold for $1.6 million

The Revelstoke school board approved the sales yesterday

‘Not a decision I came to lightly:’ Scheer to resign as Conservative leader

Decision comes after weeks of Conservative infighting following the October election

Race to replace Andrew Scheer could be a crowded one

Many familiar faces, such as Maxime Bernier, Jason Kenney, Doug Ford and Kevin O’Leary, have said no

North Okanagan-Shuswap MP surprised by Conservative leader’s resignation

Arnold predicts Conservative party will remain united in its quest to become government

Vernon business evacuated after gas line hit

A natural gas line was struck, emergency responders unsure of size

Lug nuts loosened on several vehicles in Vernon

Mischief makers reportedly compromising cars; motorists reminded to check vehicles before operating

Vernon nurse pleads guilty to arson

Guilty pleas related to 2016 arson

Safe donation bins coming to Okanagan streets

UBC Okanagan engineering students help design bins for non-profits

Former Summerland lifeguard will continue to receive pension benefits

Edward Casavant has pleaded guilty to several child sexual assault and pornography charges

B.C. SPCA seizes dogs chained up outside among scrap metal, garbage

Shepherd-breed dogs were living in ‘deplorable conditions.’

Most Read