Ile-a-la-Crosse To Take Action Against Loose Dogs

Wednesday, September 23, 2009 at 14:47



The northern village of Ile-a-la-Crosse is taking steps towards the disposal of unwanted dogs.


The move comes in the wake of a dog attack Saturday evening that left a 6-year-old boy with injuries that required 60 stitches to his face.


Ile-a-la-Crosse’s Mayor Duane Favel says he addressed village residents yesterday on the local radio, telling them that dog owners who don’t want their pets any more should call the municipality, which will dispose of the dogs for them.


He says that beginning today, dog owners who want to keep their animals need to make sure they’re not roaming freely, or the animals could be put down.


Favel notes that the incident with the little boy is extremely upsetting, and it should serve as a reminder to everyone that they need to take responsibility for their pets.


“Obviously, incidents like this are devastating, not only to the family members but to the entire community as a whole,” he says.


Meantime, a communications official with the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon says the injured boy has now been released.