Calgary dog owner charged after 4-year-old girl bitten

CALGARY — Bylaw officers in Calgary have captured two dogs and laid charges against the owner after a four-year-old girl was attacked while playing outside her home.

CALGARY — Bylaw officers in Calgary have captured two dogs and laid charges against the owner after a four-year-old girl was attacked while playing outside her home.

The owner is accused of allowing the dogs to run at large, causing injury to a person and not having a proper licence.

He faces a fine of up to $700.

Authorities say the offending animal could be forced to be muzzled until rabies tests and a behaviour assessment can be done.

Haley Khidri and her six-year-old sister were playing in the yard outside their home in the Taradale neighbourhood on Sunday when a pit bull and another dog attacked.

Neighbours rushed to the girl’s aid when they saw one of the dogs pin her to the ground and bite her repeatedly around the face and neck.

They attempted to beat off the dog with a broom handle and a piece of wood, but it didn’t stop attacking Haley. She was eventually pulled to safety on top of a parked car.