Dog bite sends one person to hospital in Surrey

Oct 18 2016, 10:25 pm

A person is in hospital after they were bitten by a dog in Surrey, according to the RCMP.

At around 11:45 am Tuesday morning, police were called to the 13600 block of 56A Avenue after receiving reports of a dog bite. A dog escaped from inside its home while the owner was speaking to guests at the front door and attacked two other leashed dogs nearby.

A dog fight ensued, and the homeowner was bitten on the arm while trying to break it up. They were transported to hospital, and while the severity of their injuries isn’t known, they are considered non life-threatening.

“Surrey RCMP’s General Duty officers are investigating this matter with Surrey Animal Control,” says Surrey RCMP Corporal Scotty Schumann in a release.

“This is a good time to remind all pet owners that it is important to have your animals secured at all times to prevent conflicts with other animals or people.”

Anyone with more information is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.