Quebec woman, 64, in hospital after being attacked by her own dogs

Quebec woman, 64, mauled by her own dogs

SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU, Que. — A 64-year-old woman is in hospital after being attacked by her own dogs Monday in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que.

The woman suffered wounds to her face, head and arms and was taken to a local hospital before being transferred to a hospital in Montreal.

A witness had called the police early in the afternoon to report that a woman was being attacked by two dogs. Police found her in the backyard of a residential building near an elementary school in the community south of Montreal.

Police shot and killed a pit bull and confined a Boston terrier in an enclosed area before taking it to an organization that handles abandoned animals.

Police say the woman owned the Boston terrier while one of her sons, who is believed to live with her, owned the pit bull.

Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu police spokesman Luc Tougas said there had been no previous complaints about the two dogs. He said no criminal charges would be laid in what he called a “very sad and unfortunate event.”

 

The Canadian Press

Canadian Press

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Nine new COVID-19 cases announced in Interior Health region

The total number of cases since the pandemic started is now at 531 for the region

Council approves new Kelowna General Hospital parking lot

The lot is intended for use by KGH staff to address growing parking need in the area

Motorcycle rider identified following fatal crash in Peachland

Michael Odenbach died in a motorcycle collision on Sept. 27

Work continues to develop emergency shelter plan for Kelowna

City hoping to build ‘over-arching, community-driven vision for the future of emergency shelters in our community’

Known Kelowna Hells Angels associate to face trial in October

Colin Michael Bayley is set to stand trial next month for an alleged aggravated assault

Weekend sees 267 cases, 3 deaths in B.C.; Dr. Henry says events leading to COVID spread

There are currently 1,302 active cases in B.C., while 3,372 people are under public health monitoring

Lightning strike: Tampa Bay blanks Dallas 2-0 to win Stanley Cup

Hedman wins Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

Liberals seek to fast track new COVID-19 aid bill after CERB expires

Government secured NDP support for legislation by hiking amount of benefits by $100 to $500 per week

B.C. VOTES 2020: Echoes of HST in B.C. debate over sales tax

Cannabis, tobacco, luxury cars still taxed in B.C. Liberal plan

Shuswap BC SPCA launches spay/neuter program for low-income residents

Program available to low-income residents in the region

More victims possible in Okanagan assault case

Vernon police have a man in custody but feel there could be more victims in the case

Most Read