Four people are in hospital after a pit bull attack at a residenceÂ in Colwood, southwest of Victoria, on Saturday.
According to a release from RCMP,Â West ShoreÂ RCMPÂ and the BC Ambulance Service were called to a residence in the 3000 block of Pickford Road inÂ Colwood at 12:30 a.m.
Emergency responders discoveredÂ 13 people â including adults and childrenÂ â barricaded inside the residence following an attack by aÂ pit bull.
The dog’s owner,Â KylaÂ Johnson, managed to secure the dog inside a bedroom but sustained serious injuries, including bite wounds.
Johnson said her father and fiancĂ©Â were arguing and the dog became agitated.
Johnson said she suffered injuries on herÂ arms, legs, knees, chest and stomach.
She said she adopted the dog, Rex, from Vancouver in July.
The Capital Regional Animal Control officer and police were eventually able toÂ safely removeÂ the dog.
According to the statement from RCMP, anÂ injured man who appeared to beÂ heavily intoxicated, was also arrested by police after “removing his shirt and attempting to fight with officers.”
“CRDÂ Animal Control officers have seized the pit bullÂ who had been recently adopted by the family as a rescue animal,” Cpl. ChrisÂ DovellÂ of the West ShoreÂ RCMP, said in the release.
“The attack started during some rough housing between two intoxicated adult male guests,” the statement said, adding “it appears the dog was bumped into and became aggressive.”
Johnson said the dog had never acted violently before and will be euthanized.
“This wasn’t a normal thing, this dog has never acted like this before,” she said.
The RCMPÂ said the Capital Regional District Animal Control will conduct a review of the attack and the dog’s history of aggression.