‘Pretty gruesome scene’: Four women attacked by dogs at Surrey home (photos)

Incident on Friday in the 11300-block of Loughren Drive in North Surrey

Animal control officer puts restraint on dog outside house in North Surrey on Friday.

SURREY — At least four women were attacked Friday afternoon by three pit bull dogs in North Surrey, at a house in the 11300-block of Loughren Drive.

Three ambulances, firefighters, police and animal control officers were called to the scene.

Four women were rushed to hospital after they tried to break up a fight involving the dogs.


Jas Rehal, manager of bylaw enforcement and licensing for the city of Surrey, said their animal control officers got the call at about 2:30 p.m. that the women had been attacked by the pit bulls inside their house.

He said RCMP, ambulance crews and fire officials all converged on the scene at 113 Avenue and Loughren Drive to find the women suffering primarily from arm wounds.

“It was a pretty gruesome scene, blood everywhere,” said Rehal, adding that he didn’t know how serious their injuries were.

“Our understanding is that it was the owners’ dogs and that the dogs got into a fight and the owners were trying to stop the dogfight.”

The dogs then turned on the women, he added.

Rehal said the pit bulls along with a Shih Tzu, which was not involved in the dogfight, were taken into custody by animal control officers and that there has been no decision yet on what to do with them.

He added that there hadn’t been problems at the house before involving the pit bulls and that there is no safety risk to the public.

He said none of the responders were injured while corralling the pit bulls. “Once we were there, we got them under control pretty quickly.”

-Now staff, with file from Brian Morton, Vancouver Sun

Photos below by Shane MacKichan

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