LANGDON – Police say a woman was killed by her own dog in a community east of Calgary Saturday evening.
The attack took place at a home near the community of Langdon around 6 p.m.
Staff Sgt. John Spaans said RCMP and emergency crews responded to a call about a dog attack in a residence.
“The investigation has found that the dog, a boxer-pitbull-cross, attacked a three-year-old toddler, before turning its aggression on an adult female,” he said.
The 49-year-old woman suffered fatal wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene, Spaans explained.
Police say the woman killed was the owner of the dog.
The young girl that was also attacked is in hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.
“It’s my understanding that the toddler was visiting at the time of the incident and the adult female, it was her residence and her dog.”
Witnesses said this was the first time the dog had shown signs of aggression and that it was otherwise well behaved.
The dog, along with a second one that also lived at the residence, will spend 10 days in quarantine.
-With files from The Canadian Press