CVRD News

Posted on: June 28, 2017

Fine Levied Against Owner of Vicious Dog

Fine Levied Against Owner of Vicious Dog

 Duncan, BC – The Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) Bylaw Enforcement staff recently appeared in court regarding two vicious dog incidents that occurred in Shawnigan Lake on August 16, 2016 and March 1, 2017. Both incidents involved the same vicious dog that was not muzzled. The CVRD was successful in its prosecution of both offences.

“Public safety is a top priority in relation to vicious dogs within the CVRD,” explains Chair Jon Lefebure. “This owner persistently failed to adhere to the restrictions placed upon her and her dog, which led to the issuing of municipal tickets and appropriate court action. We hope there will be no further incidents with this owner and dog.”

Recognizing the limits of current regulations, the CVRD is currently reviewing its dog regulation bylaw and looking at increasing regulation around controlling dogs.

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