Public Safety Alert: Dog Attack,
Public Assistance Sought Identifying Dogs and Owner,
The Toronto Police Service is seeking the public's assistance in a dog attack investigation.
On Wednesday, February 7, 2024, at 8:39 p.m., police were called for an animal complaint in the Martin Grove Road and John Garland Boulevard area.
It is reported that:
- a woman was waiting at a bus stop when two dogs approached her without leashes or owner present
- the dogs started attacking the woman who tried to defend herself with a personal shopping cart
- the dogs then dragged the woman to the ground and continued attacking her
- the women was able to seek refuge in a passer-by's vehicle
- another passer-by followed the dogs and saw the dogs attack a cyclist, and attempt to attack a resident in his yard and a TTC Wheel-trans operator who was able to close the doors in time
The woman was taken to hospital with serious, life-altering, but non-life-threatening injuries.
Both dogs are described as black and white in colour with larger builds, possibly Pit Bull Terriers or a similar breed.
Investigators are requesting the public's assistance identifying the dogs and their owner as there is a concern for public safety.
An image has been released.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-2300, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), or at www.222tips.com.