Four Separate Dog Biting Incidents Reported

January 16, 2023 | 2 Comments

Police responded to four separate dog biting incidents on Friday [Jan 13]; two dogs were seized by the Animal Warden after biting a female senior citizen in Hamilton parish, a 76-year-old woman was bitten by a dog in Southampton, a 10-year-old girl was bitten by a dog in Pembroke and  police also responded to a report of a dog attacking another dog.

A police spokesperson said, “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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  1. 365 says:

    Where is the statement from the PLP minister that made it his mission to reverse the dangerous breed ban? He had lots to say at that time! If it’s not the breeds but the owners, then where is his call for the execution of the laws put in place to punish those that fail to train and secure their dogs! The truth is that they will do anything easy for a vote, even if it means an innocent person or pets life will be affected forever, or heaven forbid possibly ended, because of one of these dangerous breeds!

  2. Carl Williams says:

    Good day, Please note I was bitten on Summit View Drive in Hamilton Parish about 4 years ago. I almost lost my right foot during that attack and if I was an elderly person who knows what the out come would have been.. I was admitted to hospital and had to have surgery the next day. I would like to know if this recent attack on Summit View Drive last Friday was at the same residence, if so the owner should be fined $10,000.00 as that property are not supposed to have dogs and this would be the 3rd offence at that property that I and the dog wardens are aware of.

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