Mailman bitten, injured by two pit bulls in attack north of Montreal

By The Canadian Press
July 12, 2016 - 5:57am

LAVAL, Que. — A Canada Post letter carrier was recovering Monday after being attacked by two pit bulls while on the job north of Montreal.

The mailman in his 50s was bitten on his hand and forearm in a residential district of Laval and treated on the spot by first responders before being taken to hospital.

The dogs' owner was given four tickets worth a total of $696 — two for having them off their leash ($77 each) and two more for the actual bites ($271 apiece).

The issue of banning pit bulls in Quebec has raged as of late after several attacks, with one causing a fatality involving a Montreal woman.

Several towns have adopted various pit bull bans in recent weeks.

The current case has been transferred to Quebec's Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Department, which will investigate further.

The Canadian Press

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