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Charges laid in vicious attack on beagle, Newfoundland police say

April 06, 2018 - 1:32 PM

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - The attack was vicious, and caught on tape: A large dog biting the back of a smaller beagle, with onlookers desperately trying to get it to release its grip.

Now, the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary say they have laid charges under the Animal Control Act in the incident, which took place Thursday in the St. John's suburb of Southlands.

Andrew Forward, the beagle's owner, says Lucy underwent emergency surgery for a number of gashes but is now resting at home.

A video posted to Facebook shows the larger dog biting one of two dogs being walked on-leash by a woman, while residents and others make noises and bang a snow shovel on the pavement.

Eventually an SUV pulls up and honks until the larger dog moves away.

A woman runs into the melee and shouts at the motorist: "Don't hit my dog."

(VOCM)

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