Despite the sensational headline and opener text, the real value of this article is the details and discussion about Calgary’s much-admired dog legislation and enforcement.
Dog attack continues in Calgary woman’s nightmares
By Tamara Gignac, Calgary Herald
June 8, 2010 6:45 AM
Last year, bylaw officers logged 424 aggressive dog incidents, including 159 bites. Compare that to 1985, when the city received 1,938 complaints, including 621 bites, at a time when Calgary was home to only 600,000 people.
Asked to explain the city’s peculiarly docile pet population, top bylaw officer Bill Bruce can quickly rhyme off a chorus of theories.
“We have damn good legislation, we take aggression extremely seriously and we have great public education,” he says.
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