Dogs involved in Rocky attacks to be put down

Three dogs have been ordered euthanized after a Rocky Mountain House judge convicted the dogs’ owner of eight charges laid following vicious dog attacks on a community trail.

Three dogs have been ordered euthanized after a Rocky Mountain House judge convicted the dogs’ owner of eight charges laid following vicious dog attacks on a community trail.

In Rocky Mountain House provincial court on Wednesday, dog owner Brandi Reeves of Rocky Mountain House pleaded guilty to her role in an April 27 incident in which two dogs were attacked by the dogs owned by Reeves.

Jenna Ellefson was walking her five-year-old Belgian shepherd Dakota when it was attacked by the three dogs.

With the help of three high school students and two men passing by, they managed to repel the dogs’ initial assault and chase off the three roving dogs. One of the dogs returned and tried again to attack Dakota.

Further on down the trail, Theresa Kokesch was walking Shelly, a six-year-old golden Labrador, when the three dogs began attacking it.

Kokesch managed to repel the attack, but Shelly was badly hurt.

Both Shelly and Dakota needed extensive veterinary care, Dakota suffered puncture marks to her legs, ears and face and a tear under her armpit. Shelly had muscle torn of her right leg and required numerous stitches.

Reeves pleaded guilty to five counts of owning a dog that attacked another animal causing severe injury and three counts of owning a dog running at large. She was fined a total of $2,800 and ordered to pay restitution of $1,913.39 for the injured dogs.

If she does not pay the fine, she may serve up to 30 days in custody.

The court also ordered the dogs that committed the attacks be surrendered to the Town of Rocky Mountain House and all three will be humanely euthanized.

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