Pitbull owner fined after poodle killed

A recent photo of Thor the poodle. The little dog died on a veterinarian's exam table last week...

A recent photo of Thor the poodle. The little dog died on a veterinarian's exam table last week after being bitten through to its lungs by a pitbull. SUBMITTED

Doug Hempstead, Ottawa Sun

, Last Updated: 1:23 AM ET

OTTAWA - A Gatineau man was handed four $140 tickets after his pitbull attacked and killed a small poodle last week.

The man surrendered his pitbull to the SPCA and it was euthanized on Sunday, according to Gatineau police.

Const. Pierre Lanthier said a woman was walking her two poodles Aug. 5 around 7:25 p.m. in front of 55 du Granet St. in Gatineau when a man approached with a pitbull on a leash.

The man was unable to control the pitbull, which lunged at one of the poodles.

“The dog jumped on the poodle and bit it a couple of times,” said Lanthier.

Eventually, the man was able to get the pitbull off the dog and the woman rushed her poodle to an animal hospital.

“It died on the table,” said Lanthier. “It’s very bad.”

The dog was seized by the SPCA on the weekend, prior to the man giving consent for euthanasia.


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