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Pit bull owner hit with fines

The father of two small girls viciously attacked by dogs at the end of June has a sense of relief the situation is being dealt with.

Bylaw officers issued fines, which could total $10,000, to the person believed to be the owner of the pit bull cross who attacked the daughters of Jaswinder Mahal.

“I do have a sense of relief that the owner has now been dealt with,” said Mahal.

Mahal still feels that it is important bylaw officers find one of the dogs that attacked his girls and is still on the loose.

“The bylaw officers still need to put down the second dog too, they need to find it, because it is still dangerous to have it (still at large),” said Mahal.

Bylaw officers issued tickets a 26-year-old woman, at her home on Tarawood Road.

According to bylaw officers the woman had 12 charges pressed against her, six of which were for three attacks on people. She was also issued a mandatory court appearance.

“The amount of the fines are at the court’s discretion, but if you check out the responsible pet ownership you’ll find out that the penalty for an attack causing severe injury is $1,500,” said Tony Thomas, north operations manager for animal bylaw services in the city.

Mahal said physically his daughters are well on their way to healing but there is emotional damage.

“Emotionally they are still scared and they still don’t like to go out,” said Mahal.

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