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Nov 2012

Beware of Dog

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UPDATE: Nov 20, 2012

The Board of Directors would like to thank Kilcona Park Dog Club members and many others in Kilcona’s dog park community who stepped forward to provide important information that finally lead to the identification of Tank’s owner. Tank, as most of you are aware, is the dog that mauled Emma at the park on October 25th.

Tank’s owner’s identity has been reported to Winnipeg Animal Services Agency and Tank has not been seen at Kilcona for the past four weeks.

The Board received the following email from Emma’s mom.

“We can’t thank you enough for your assistance, as we would not have been able to find him without your help. Can you please post the following on the Kilcona Dog Park web page?

“Thank you from Emma and her family for all of your concern and good wishes. Emma is recovering well and has even had a few outings to the dog park, where she has enjoyed playing with her friends!  We are pleased to report she has not shown any adverse effects to the incident and gets excited when we mention the words “puppy park”. We are very grateful for the support and assistance of the Kilcona Dog Park community.”

Thanks again for your help with this.”


On October 25 a serious mauling occurred in Kilcona’s off-leash area. A male bull mastiff named Tank attacked and injured a small border collie/lab cross named Emma. Tank is a beige/ fawn mastiff. He was accompanied by his owner and a brindle mastiff.

The attack was unprovoked and came without warning. The victim’s wounds were very deep. It took Emma’s owners half an hour to stop the bleeding. Focused on saving her life, Emma’s family neglected ask Tank’s owner for his contact information.

Emma required surgery. Two weeks later, she’s recovering but it will be another two weeks before the staples can be removed. The vet bill was $1,000.

Tank’s owner admitted to Emma’s owner that his dog is very aggressive with other dogs. The owner brings Tank to Kilcona regularly but normally keeps him on leash. That night, thinking he was alone, he allowed his dog to run loose.

It is against the law to take knowingly aggressive dogs to Winnipeg’s off leash parks and Emma’s owners have reported the incident to Winnipeg Animal Services Agency.

The Board of Kilcona Park Dog Club is asking for your assistance in keeping the park safe for everyone. If you see a dog matching Tank’s description at the park, please protect your own dog(s) – give Tank a very wide berth. If you have any information about this dog, please email –

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