From 680 News
A Hamilton family wants to sue the owner of a pitbull after the animal burst into their home on Christmas morning and fatally injured their pet poodle.
The family was in their pyjamas when they answered the knock on the door from a ten-year-old girl.
The 80 pound dog burst inside and attacked the family pet.
A ten-year-old girl had found the pitbull wandering around and was looking for someone to call Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
Despite spending $3,000 at the vet, the poodle Max had to be put down.
The family plans to file a freedom of information request to get information about the dog's owner and pursue the incident in small claims court.
Update January 14, 2011 7:19pm - The following article is from The Hamilton Spectator:
Pit bull that killed family dog was euthanized
The pit bull that tore through a family home Christmas Day, viciously killing a pet poodle in front of its owners, has been euthanized.
Hamilton’s Animal Control confirmed the dog, which they seized the same day as the attack, was destroyed Jan. 7.
The animal was linked to two attacks on the same day.
The city has never named the animal or its owner or commented on whether the dog was illegal, according to the provincial ban on pit bulls born after 2005.
Animal Control’s investigation into the incident is ongoing and it could be a month before any charges may be laid, said city spokesperson Debbie Spence.
The city will notify the public if there are charges, she said.