Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Montreal-Area Pit Bull to Be Euthanized after Attack on Young Boy

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Montreal-Area Pit Bull to Be Euthanized after Attack on Young Boy

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Montreal pit bull attacks young boy

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MONTREAL - A recent dog attack on a seven-year-old Montreal boy shows the importance of the city's new anti-pit bull bylaw, a borough mayor said Monday.

The new law "is essential," Verdun Mayor Jean-Francois Parenteau told Radio-Canada.

"It's not about not liking animals," he said. "It's about prioritizing the human."

On Sunday a dog registered with the city as a pit bull attacked a boy in his family home.

The boy required stitches on the inside and outside of his cheek, "and he'll have scars for the rest his life," Parenteau said.

Borough spokeswoman Honorine Youmbissi said the animal is at the SPCA under observation and will be euthanized at the request of its owner. …

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