UPDATE: Dog attack in Langley public park

Attacking dog 'suffocated' during struggle, police said

  • Aug. 31, 2016 7:00 a.m.
A Dogo Argentino (Argentine mastiff)

A Dogo Argentino (Argentine mastiff)

Langley Animal Protection Society is investigating a dog attack that happened in Noel Booth Park on Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 30.

Around 4:30 p.m., a man was walking his Labrador retriever in the Township park at 20309 36 Ave. when the incident took place.

According to police, an unattended dog darted out of some bushes and clamped down on the Labrador’s neck.

The Lab’s owner eventually managed to fight off the dog, then held it down while someone else called 911.

It’s believed the attacking dog lived near the park and somehow managed to escape from its yard.

The attacking dog, originally described as a Cane Corso, but now thought to be a Dogo Argentino (Argentine mastiff), was ‘suffocated’ and died during the struggle, the police confirmed.

The Lab’s owner did not require medical attention for his injuries, said police.

“Langley Animal Protection Society received a call from Langley RCMP dispatch at 4:38 pm . . .  They advised a witness had reported a person and a dog had been bitten by a loose dog in the west field of Noel Booth Park,” said Jenny Ramirez, an animal control officer from the Patti Dale Animal Shelter.

“We can confirm we attended with RCMP, and a loose dog bit a dog and its owner. The owner of the attacking dog arrived on scene shortly after the incident.”

No further information will be forthcoming from police or LAPS, said Langley RCMP Cpl. Holly Largy.

On Aug. 20, in White Rock, a woman’s hand was severely damaged after she tried to rescue her dog from a vicious pit bull attack. In that case, the woman, in her 70s, was out walking her dog on a leash when the pit bull came out of nowhere. The City of White Rock is considering taking action against both the owner of the pit bull and the dog itself.

No word from LAPS if the dog involved in the Langley incident had been deemed dangerous or if any action will be taken against the owner.

– with files from CTV News