Penticton dad calls for pit bull ban after dog bites daughter

Haley Gentry was attacked and bitten by a pit bull in Penticton on Saturday, April 4, 2015 speaks to Global Okanagan news about the attack on Thursday, April 9, 2015.
Image Credit: Global Okanagan (with permission)

PENTICTON – The father of a young girl who was bitten by a pit bull last weekend wants to see the breed banned in B.C.

Seann Gentray was at a friend’s house with his daughter Haley, 9, on Saturday, April 4 when the pit bull, which belonged to the friend, lunged at her, acccording to a Global Okanagan report.

The dog, which has been put down, bit Haley in the arm several times and she required five stitches.

“It’s my fault and I will take full responsibility,” the dog’s owner, Dan Kline, told Global Okanagan news. “I told them I would pay them back for any expenses they’ve incurred.”

Now Seann Gentray wants a law to ban pit bulls, or at least have them muzzled, and is looking for like-minded individuals to join his effort to lobby the province.

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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