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Multiple People Attacked by Pack of Dogs on Pembina Highway

February 29, 2020 11:40 AM | News

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WINNIPEG — Several people were injured overnight after being attacked by multiple dogs in the parking lot of a south end motel.

Police received a report that people were fighting at the Capri Motel in the 1800 block of Pembina Highway at around 12:30 a.m. Saturday, but arrived to find three people being viciously attacked by dogs.

“The dogs attacked and terrorized numerous people in the motel parking lot before crossing Pembina Highway and leaving the area,” police said in a release.

Thirteen separate police units responded to the scene, as well as the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service and City of Winnipeg Animal Services.

Two males suffered life-altering injuries and remain in hospital in serious condition, while a third person was treated for their injuries and released.

Officers located two of the dogs nearby and put them down. A third dog and puppy were struck by a vehicle on Pembina Highway. The puppy was treated at a local veterinarian clinic, while the fourth dog was apprehended later in the day.

Police say all four dogs appear to be pitbull/mastiff crosses from the same owner.

One of the victims also appears to be one the dogs’ owner, police said.

Updated at 4:30 p.m.