OPP Police Press Releases

Owners Charged Following Dog Attacks

(PETERBOROUGH COUNTY, ON)-Members of the Peterborough County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to an animal complaint on Kinsale Road in Selwyn Township on October 31, 2020 at approximately 5:00pm. The complainant reported that their dog had been attacked by another dog and had suffered serious injuries that required medical attention.

On November 27, 2020 at approximately 12:00pm, officers attended a residence on Moodie Drive in Douro-Dummer Township. The complainant reported that their two dogs were attacked by their neighbour’s two dogs. Both of the complainant’s dogs suffered serious injuries that require ongoing medical attention.

Both owners of the attacking dogs have been charged under the Dog Owners’ Liability Act and are scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Peterborough in March 2021.

As stated in the Act, the owner of a dog shall exercise reasonable precautions to prevent it from,

(a) Biting or attacking a person or domestic animal; or

(b) Behaving in a manner that poses a menace to the safety of persons or domestic animals

It is important to be in control of your dog at all times.

Please refer to the Dog Owners’ Liability Act for more information.

To serve our province by protecting its citizens, upholding the law and preserving public safety.

Peterborough County OPP values your contribution to building safe communities. If you have information about suspected unlawful activity, please visit Crime Stoppers at: or call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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