A pit bull, said to be extremely aggressive, was stabbed to death near Kitsilano Beach Park this afternoon. A 72-year-old man had been out walking with his pug when he encountered another dog owner who was walking her pit bull. Apparently the dogs went up to each other for an introduction when the pit bull suddenly bit down on the smaller dog’s neck. The dog owners tried to pull the pit bull off of the pug but were unable to do.
The pug owner then pulled out a folding knife and killed the attacking pit bull. The injured pug was rushed to a nearby veterinary hospital where it received stitches for wounds on its neck. The deceased pit bull was picked up by animal control and delivered to the BC Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
Photo: File photo of standard pit bull
Last modified: November 21, 2013