Coquitlam Animal Services has confirmed it is investigating a dog attack that reportedly took place Sunday, Jan. 2 at Como Lake Park.
Bylaw Enforcement and Animal Services manager Aaron Hilgerdenaar said he could not reveal details because the circumstances are under investigation.
However, a family reported on the social media site Reddit that their eight-month-old puppy was attacked while they were walking at the park on Sunday morning.
The family stated that their poodle was on a leash but the other dog was not leashed and the owner was not immediately apparent.
"Unfortunately, the injuries were fatal, and our loved poodle didn't make it. The stray dog was reported and taken by the animal shelter by-law officer," stated the post by Future_Assumption619.
Hilgerdenaar said all parties involved have been identified, contacted and are cooperating with the animal control investigation.
"Bylaw Enforcement Officers are fully engaged in the investigation and are receiving, recording and processing through evidence and witness information regarding the incident," he further stated in an email to the Tri-City News.
"Reports of dog attack situations are taken very seriously and investigating officers are proceeding with the necessary steps required to conduct a fulsome investigation."
Consequences will be determined following the investigation, Hilgerdenaar added.
"Consequences for what occurred cannot be prematurely determined and applied until this investigation has been completed."
The Tri-City News has reached out to the Reddit poster for further details.
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