A large aggressive dog was captured by police after it attacked a woman and her three-year-old son in Langford.
West Shore RCMP say they received a call at around 4 p.m. on Nov. 19 about a large dog that was “actively trying” to bite a small child near the Glen Lake Road and Monnington Place intersection in Langford.
When an officer arrived on the scene, they saw the large dog growling and lunging towards the woman, who had placed her three-year-old son on the roof of a nearby vehicle, according to the detachment.
“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,” West Shore RCMP media relations officer, Const. Nancy Saggar, said in a press release.
Fortunately for the woman, the responding officer was able to put a leash on the aggressive dog and control it.
“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,” Sagger added.
No one was hurt, according to RCMP, although the dog managed to bite through the woman’s rain boot prior to the officer arriving.
“The dog did bite through the woman’s rain boot prior to police arriving on scene but did not break through the skin,” said Saggar.
Once the dog was captured, it was turned over to Capital Regional District’s animal control unit, who are now dealing with the complaint.
West Shore RCMP also credits a bystander for having the presence of mind to contact them for help.