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Judge clarifies order for dangerous dog that mauled Okanagan Lhasa apso cross

A judge has ruled that Jake (left) be declared a dangerous dog and euthanized, while Buddy (right) must be housed under strict conditions after both attacked a much smaller dog in Peachland Jan. 1, 2015.
Image Credit: Global Okanagan (with permission)

KELOWNA - A provincial court judge has issued a clarification of an order for one of two dogs that fatally mauled a 12-year-old Lhasa apso cross in Peachland on New Years Day 2015.

The small dog named Charlie was walking with owner Jeff Clark on Jan. 1 when they were approached by two off-leash dogs named Buddy, an American bulldog, and Jake, a presa canario.

Clark told Global Okanagan he broke one of his hands fighting off the dogs, however Charlie was so badly injured he had to be euthanized.

The regional district seized Jake and Buddy and sought a dangerous dog order for owner and Peachland resident Drew Panton.

On Aug. 4, Judge Anne Wallace ordered Jake be euthanized and after hearing testimony from an animal behavior expert, ruled Buddy could return home if kept under strict conditions. On Sept. 3 Wallace clarified the conditions under which Buddy must be kept.

According to a decision posted online, Buddy must be leashed and muzzled when outside a dwelling or in a vehicle, he must be kept within a secure fence at least five feet high when on its property and a sign must be posted advising the public that a dangerous dog is on the property. As well, the dog must be microchipped and undergo training.

Panton has until Sept. 14 to appeal the decision.

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

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