A Texada Island couple is calling for an animal control bylaw for the region after their dog was attacked and killed by another dog.
Cindy Gallagher says her dog Te Amo was attacked and killed by another dog.
She says she was shocked to learn that there was no bylaw or rules to deal with an aggressive or dangerous dog.
RCMP has authority under the B.C. Community Charter to investigate incidents, but the process can be lengthy and involves going to court to have a dog declared dangerous.
Gallagher says she doesn’t want revenge against the dog that attacked her dog, but it’s clear that there needs to be a better system to protect people, wildlife, and pets.