- Date: May 15th, 2012
- Victim’s Age: 24 years old
- Victim’s Sex: Female
- Occupation: Student
- Place: Sudbury, Ontario
- Compensation/ Settlement Amount: $28,000.00.
- Breed of Dog: Bull Mastiff
- On/Off property: On
- Owner of the dog: Neighbour
- Chained: No
- Relationship to dog: Non-Family
- Multiple dogs: No
- Injuries sustained: three puncture wounds on the buttock
A woman in Sudbury was seriously injured after being attacked by a bull mastiff that had escaped from her neighbour’s basement apartment.
The dog attack occurred on May 15, 2012, as the woman was walking her smaller dog in the shared backyard. The dog pushed through the back door of the basement apartment and went after the woman’s little dog. She picked up her dog to protect it when the bull mastiff bit her in the buttocks.
The dog owner came to the woman’s rescue as she started to scream. It took around one minute for the owner to get the dog away from the victim.
The Horrific Dog Attack
The victim was a student living in Sudbury, Ontario at the time. She lived in a second-floor apartment of a multi-level apartment building. She took her dog out into the backyard before heading to the supermarket when the dog in the basement apartment forced his way through the back door and charged toward her.
The dog was around 100 lbs and her dog was only 8 lbs. She quickly went to pick up her dog and as she did the bullmastiff dog sank its teeth into her bottom. The Bullmastiff owner came rushing out to pull the dog off of her. The victim was screaming and ran off in fear. During the attack she let her dog go and the bullmastiff grabbed him in his jaws and ran around the yard a few times before the owner could control the bullmastiff. The victim grabbed her dog and went back into her apartment.
The victim was driven to the hospital in an emergency vehicle. At the hospital, her wounds were cleaned and dressed, and a saline solution was applied to wash out the germs. No stitches were given as the medical professionals worried it would seal in the germs which would create further problems. In the months to follow she noticed she lost movement in the area and experienced discomfort and pain. She also developed a fear of large dogs and her dog no longer likes being around other dogs.
Victim’s Injuries from the dog attack
- The victim has three puncture wounds, the largest of which is one to two inches wide, and the other two are around half an inch to an inch in diameter.
- The victim’s dog received 22 stitches from the veterinarian.
Compensation for Injured Victim
The bullmastiff’s owner paid for the victim’s dog’s vet bill. Furthermore, the victim successfully sued the dog owner and received $28,000.