At approximately 1730 hrs, 2009 July 04 a 3 year old male dog in good health identified as an American Staffordshire Terrier attacked and mauled a 10 year old girl causing serious but non life threatening injuries in the Westview area of Saskatoon. The animals owner suffered injuries stopping the attack. Police, Paramedics and Animal Control Officers responded to the scene. The child was evacuated to RUH and is receiving medical attention. The animals owner has relinquished the dog to Animal Control Officers.
Police are completing their investigation and will submit the findings to the City Solicitors Office to see if charges are warranted.