Revised - City of Whitehorse Bylaw Services personnel are investigating an alleged attack by two aggressive dogs in the Copper Ridge area.
At around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Bylaw Services responded to reports that a person walking on Stope Way was attacked by two large, unaccompanied
“The person was pushed to the ground and bitten, and has been transported to Whitehorse General Hospital for treatment,” the city said in a statement Wednesday afternoon.
“When bylaw officers arrived, the dogs continued to show aggressive behaviour. Officers were able to contact the owner, and the dogs were eventually secured in the house.”
Bylaw manager Brian White told the Star Thursday afternoon the dog that bit the person remains in custody until the owner can provide proof of vaccination.
The individual who was bitten was treated and released, and was headed back to B.C., he said.
White said they are waiting to contact the victim to further the investigation.
The city thanked the RCMP, who were also asked to attend the scene.
“This inter-agency co-operation, and quick response, helped ensure the safety of the public and the dogs,” the city said.
Bylaw officers are investigating the incident under the municipal Animal Control Bylaw, and the dogs’ owner is co-operating with the investigation.
Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to call City of Whitehorse Bylaw Services at 668-8317.