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Update: Dog owner decides to have dog put down

Update: Dog owner decides to have family pet put down

After talks between two Christchurch families about the fate of a dog which bit a Christchurch girl on 20 February, the owner will have the dog put down by a veterinarian.

The animal, a female bull mastiff, was voluntarily surrendered to the Christchurch City Council after the incident in North Beach. The Council’s animal control unit held the dog overnight.

“The families have agreed that the owner will take the pet to their vet to have it euthenased,” says Mark Vincent, who heads the Council’s animal control team. “We’ll hand the dog back and won’t be taking any further action.”

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