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Public Safety Alert: Dog Attack,
Public Assistance Sought Identifying Dogs and Owner,
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Case #: 2024-290352

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.

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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.


By Constable Victor Kwong

Constable Victor Kwong

Social Media Relations Officer

Corporate Communications

for Detective Constable Trevor Merza

Detective Constable Trevor Merza

CIB

23 Division

 

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