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District seeks court permission to euthanize "dangerous" dog

Loki, a 16-month-old pit bull faces euthanasia for allegedly biting a Kelowna woman late last year.
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April 02, 2015 - 4:34 PM

KELOWNA – A local couple will find out next week if their dog will be euthanized for what has been called a “severe” attack, which left a Kelowna woman with deep cuts to her legs and arm.

A four day trial in Kelowna court concluded this week and Judge Jane Cartwright will decide Wednesday, April 8 whether or not the dog will be euthanized.

The alleged attack happened Nov. 2, 2014 when Loki, a 16-month-old pit bull, repeatedly bit a woman in Kelowna.

Regional District spokesperson Bruce Smith says the dog has a history of aggressive behavior and has been held at the Regional Dog Pound since it was seized in November.

“(The victim) suffered multiple bite wounds to her legs and one arm,” he says. “Very deep cuts and lacerations, it was quite a severe attack.”

The dog is co-owned by Kelowna residents Jen Heitzmann and Rick Bellar who could not be reached for comment.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at or call 250-718-0428. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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