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Necropsy completed in fatal pit bull stabbing 0

By Michael Mui, 24 Hours Vancouver

Owner Samantha Fairbridge seen in a Facebook photo with Pandora, a six-year-old pit bull who was slain last week by a man with a knife after the dog bit a pug. (FACEBOOK PHOTO)

Owner Samantha Fairbridge seen in a Facebook photo with Pandora, a six-year-old pit bull who was slain last week by a man with a knife after the dog bit a pug. (FACEBOOK PHOTO)

SPCA investigators have forwarded their report into the fatal stabbing of a pit bull on Kitsilano Beach to Crown prosecutors.

A necropsy completed several weeks earlier showed the dog had been stabbed three times, once fatally in the heart.

According to police and the SPCA, its owners encountered a man with an off-leash pug during a waterfront stroll late last month. The larger dog bit the pug on the neck, a bite that required stitches, and the elderly owner of the smaller dog retaliated with a folding knife.

The horrified owners, in a statement on Facebook, said the attack was vicious and their dog was stabbed up to 10 times. The necropsy, however, found three wounds.

“We’ll find out soon whether they (prosecutors) intend to lay any charges,” SPCA spokeswoman Lorie Chortyk said Wednesday.

“I know that there were two (cuts), they wouldn’t have been in any way fatal. There was one wound that went straight to the heart.”

 

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