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Animal Services seizes 5 dogs in connection to dachshund mauling

Last Updated Mar 15, 2016 at 5:09 pm EDT

Dacky was killed at Centennial Park on March 9. Image courtesy Kurt Haupt.

Toronto Animal Services has confirmed that five dogs have been seized following the mauling of Dacky the Dachshund on March 9.

“As a result of the number of tips received from the public, our investigation continues and we anticipate a number of charges under DOLA (Dog Owners’ Liability Act),” said Tammy Robbinson in a release. “These charges will be brought before the courts, which will determine the specific fines to the owner and outcomes for the dogs.”

Eighty-one-year-old Kurt Haupt says he was walking his 14-year-old dachshund in Centennial Park when four other dogs – who were off-leash – came up and attacked her.

“I’m seeing these four big dogs like this running up there,” Haupt explained while fighting back tears. “My dog, she runs towards them. Immediately they grabbed her and dropped her.”

“I knew she was dead.”

Haupt said that after the attack, the four dogs and the person who was with them left without saying a word.

“He didn’t say anything. He didn’t say anything to me.”

Toronto Animal Services had identified the attack dogs as Cane Corsos, a muscular breed with strength and bite force often compared to the likes of pit bulls.