Rottweiler will be put down after elderly woman attacked
A dog attack that left an elderly woman’s arm in tatters on Sunday, Sept. 2, is still being investigated by Kamloops bylaw services.
Kamloops Mounties say the Rottweiler was tied up outside the McDonald’s on Fortune Drive at about 1:30 p.m. on while a friend of the owner’s who was dog-sitting went inside to get food.
The dog broke free of its leash, however, and knocked 84-year-old Mary Gural to the ground.
The animal then bit Gurl’s left arm down to the bone, tearing her flesh.
Kamloops RCMP Staff Sgt. Grant Learned said this is the second time the dog has clashed with someone this summer.
In June, a Canada Post worker also reported being bitten by the dog.
Learned said it will be up to the city’s bylaw enforcement team, but the dog’s owner will likely face a fine.
An initial investigation by the RCMP found no grounds for criminal charges.
As of press deadline, the dog was last reported to be housed at the city pound, although it was expected to be put down as early as this afternoon (Sept. 5).
This story was updated Sept. 6 to correct spelling of the victim's name.