Dog Attacked and Killed in Provincial Park – UPDATED

Vermilion, Alberta – On September 22, 2016 at approximately 7:15 p.m., Vermilion RCMP responded to a call of a dog being attacked and killed in the Vermilion Provincial Park.


An 70 year old women was walking her small poodle in the Provincial Park just north off the Park Drive residential area. A larger dog, described as a yellow lab or retriever type dog, came up from a pathway and attacked her poodle. The female tried to defend her dog for several minutes before a male came up from the path and took control of the dog. A second male, walking a brindle coloured boxer type dog, arrived on scene shortly after. It appears that the males were known to each other and had been in the park together. The males left without providing any assistance to the women or her dog.

Males are described as Caucasians, in their late 20’s, early 30’s.

It may be that the males were unaware of the extent of the injuries to the poodle. The Vermilion RCMP would like to speak with the two men involved in this incident.

Investigators are asking anyone who may have information regarding this occurrence to contact Vermilion RCMP at 780-853-4441. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by internet at You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers.


Subject involved has been identified. Vermilion RCMP would like to thank the public for their assistance.

Vermilion RCMP