The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) responded to four separate dog biting incidents that occurred on Friday, 13th January 2023. Dog owners are reminded of their responsibilities under the Dogs Amendment Act 2018. A person found guilty in court of an offence under the Act, in the first instance, is liable to a maximum six months’ imprisonment, or a fine of up to $10,000, or both.
The Animal Wardens are conducting follow up inquiries regarding all four matters, which are outlined below.
Two Dogs Seized by Animal Warden
Around 12 noon Friday, police officers and an Animal Warden attended a Summit View Drive, Hamilton parish residence. Two dogs, said to be pit-bulls, were seized by the Animal Warden after reportedly biting a female senior citizen.
76-Year-Old Woman Treated & Discharged from Hospital
Around 12:30pm Friday, police officers responded to the Luke’s Pond Road, Southampton area after a 76-year-old Sandys parish woman was bitten by a dog.
The senior citizen received treatment at King Edward VI Memorial Hospital for her injuries and was later discharged. The dog responsible was not located. The matter has been referred to the Animal Wardens for follow up.
10-Year-Old Girl Treated & Discharged from Hospital
Around 3:55pm Friday, police officers responded to the Middletown Lane, Pembroke area after a 10-year-old Pembroke girl was bitten by a dog. The girl received treatment at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital for her injuries and was later discharged. The dog said to be responsible was later located and seized by an Animal Warden.
Labrador Seriously Hurt by Another Dog
Around 6:30pm Friday, police officers responded to the Happy Valley Road, Elizabeth Hills Road Pembroke area after a report of a dog attacking another dog.
It appears that a Labrador was being walked by a woman along Happy Valley Road when another dog broke free from where it was kept on Elizabeth Hills Road and attacked the Labrador.
The offending dog was seized by an Animal Warden and the Labrador apparently sustained a serious leg injury. No persons were hurt.
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