Victoria eyes ‘humane’ muzzles for volatile dogs


Muzzles proposed for aggressive dogs in part because of the canine companions of those experiencing homelessness…

The proposal was prompted in part by the number of homeless people whose dogs have been deemed dangerous, Thornton-Joe said. “Some of our individuals who are experiencing homelessness also have a dog. Often a dog becomes dangerous because they are overstimulated, and when you’re on the street, you get a dog that’s on alert 24-7, basically,” Thornton-Joe said. As a result, a dog might bite to protect its owner.

Read the article: Victoria eyes ‘humane’ muzzles for volatile dogs

Source: Times Colonist


In Crisis?:

If you require urgent emotional support, including having thoughts of suicide and other mental health issues, please call Vancouver Island Crisis Line: 1-888-494-3888.

Youth (under 25 years of age) may access for online emotional support.

For other resources, including shelter availability, visit