On November 19th, 2020, at approximately 4:00 p.m. the West Shore RCMP received a report of a large dog that was actively trying to bite a small child near the intersection of Glen Lake Rd and Monnington Place in Langford.
A West Shore RCMP frontline officer arrived on scene and observed a 3-year-old child and his mother at this location with a large dog growling and lunging toward the pair. The mother had placed her child on the roof of a car to prevent the dog from biting her child.
“It was clear the woman was trying to protect herself and her child from this stray dog as she had been trying to distract it and throw branches and sticks at it to get it to back off,” said Cst. Nancy Saggar, West Shore RCMP Media Relations Officer.
“The dog did bite through the woman’s rain boot prior to police arriving on scene but did not break through the skin. Our officer acted quickly and retrieved a leash from his police vehicle. The officer was able to leash the dog and get it under control.”
Thankfully no one was injured in this incident and the dog was turned over to CRD Animal Control who are following up with this animal complaint. We would like to thank the bystander who acted quickly and called for help.
Cst. Nancy Saggar
Media Relations Officer
West Shore RCMP