Surrey RCMP are investigating after a 65-year-old woman was seriously injured in a pit bull attack in the Whalley / City Centre area Monday morning.
“At approximately 10:20 am, Surrey RCMP received a report from emergency health services of a female who had received serious injuries from an apparent dog attack in the 9100 block of 120th Street,” Surrey RCMP said in a release.
“Upon attendance, a 65-year-old female was being transported to local hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries to her forearm. Information obtained at the scene indicated that the woman was walking in the area next to a convenience store when she was attacked, unprovoked, by an unleashed grey and white pit bull dog.”
The dog fled the scene, say Surrey RCMP, who are investigating whether the animal’s owner was in the area at the time.
Surrey RCMP officers are canvassing the area and speaking to potential witnesses as well as working with the City of Surrey’s Animal Control office to locate the dog and owner.
The dog’s owner is described as a Caucasian man, late 30s to early 40s, with a heavier build, wearing a black tank top, black sweat pants, and a black baseball hat.
Anyone with more information is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or Crime Stoppers, if they wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-TIPS or go to www.solvecrime.ca.