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Men slink away after their dogs savage little girl in northwest Calgary greenspace

By Damien Wood, Postmedia Network

Jadeyn McLean and her dad Tom in hospital as Jadeyn waited for plastic surgery.
(Photo provided)

Jadeyn McLean and her dad Tom in hospital as Jadeyn waited for plastic surgery. (Photo provided)

As his little girl rests in hospital awaiting plastic surgery, Tom McLean is pleading for the owners of the dogs that attacked and injured her to come forward.


Doctors and 10-year-old Jadeyn’s parents just want to be sure the dogs didn’t have rabies or other infections.

McLean would’ve gladly asked the dog owners but he said nobody knows where to find them.

Thursday evening, Jadeyn and a friend, also 10, were walking a chihuahua at a greenspace in the Hanson Ranch area of Calgary’s northwest.

Two men, described only as Asian, lost control of two of their three medium-sized Boxer-Terrier-type dogs, and Jadeyn was bitten on the thigh in the attack that followed.

“They actually sunk in and took a chunk,” McLean said.

“It could have been her face, or it could have been her throat — it could have been really bad.”

More disturbing to McLean, and it’s generating some anger among neighbours as well, is that neither man stopped to see if Jadeyn was okay after they hauled back the dogs.

“She limped up the hill (with her friend) to another friend’s house, and from there they called the ambulance,” McLean said.

“They finally get (the dogs) off of her and they never did anything,” neighbour Dana Page said.

“They were not worried about the girl — they were worried about their dogs.”

And now they’ve disappeared.

McLean and Page both said nobody in the area knows who the two men are, or where they may live.

Friday evening, McLean was rushing back to the hospital to be with his daughter before she had to go in for plastic surgery.

Police and city bylaw have both been made aware of the attack, McLean said.

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