By Matt Lalande in News Reports on June 30, 2019
Inside Halton reported today that a Burlington man has been rushed to hospital with critical injuries after he was repeatedly bitten in what Halton Regional Police are labelling a vicious dog attack in Burlington Friday night just after 9:30 p.m. The dog, a Bullmastiff, attacked the man in the area of Maple Avenue and Hammond Street just after 9 p.m., according to Sgt. Paul Craig. He said police had no choice but to shoot and kill the dog. The man suffered serious wounds to his chest, face and arms. Acting Staff Sgt. John Ophoven made the decision to shoot and kill the dog after less lethal options were attempted (to neutralize) the dog unsuccessfully. Police consulted with Burlington Animal Control staff on scene prior to killing the dog. Charges in the case are pending as Halton police are working with Burlington Animal control. Lalande Personal Injury Lawyers wishes the man a safe and speedy recovery from this terrible situation.