Pit bull that mauled toddler’s face put down

Christine Leclair with her infant daughter Cali, who was attacked and bitten by a pitbull inside...

Christine Leclair with her infant daughter Cali, who was attacked and bitten by a pitbull inside their Draffin Court home Sunday, April 27, 2014. Submitted photo / Facebook

Megan Gillis, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:45 PM ET

The pitbull that savagely mauled a tiny toddler -- nearly ripping off her nose -- has been euthanized with the owner's consent as an investigation continues into whether charges will be laid under a provincial law that banned the breed almost nine years ago.

"We have a lot of hearsay but we need to actually gather the direct evidence in the case," chief of bylaw and regulatory services Linda Anderson said Tuesday, noting that investigators have six months to lay a charge under the Dog Owners' Liability Act, although one thing appears clear from the outset.

"In this particular case, the dog was of an age that it would be considered a prohibited pitbull."

Cali Leclair was reportedly playing in her home Sunday morning when five-year-old Boss seized the 14-month-old in his powerful jaws until her father, Tanner Longworth, desperately pried him off.


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