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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Summerside senior deserves resolution in dog attack incident

Elmer Perry's arm has healed after two dogs jumped up on him last summer, but his health has continued to deteriorate. He now has trouble walking and using his hands. He would like the dog owner to be issued a summary offence ticket.
Elmer Perry was injured in August of 2019 after two dogs jumped up on him. - SaltWire file photo

This situation, which occurred in August of 2019 to date, has not resulted in a satisfactory resolution for Mr. Elmer Perry of Summerside.

I recently spoke with Mr. Perry at his request. I was disappointed to hear he is still getting the runaround from our police services, elected officials and the P.E.I. police commissioner. 

This incident is a simple case of a bylaw infraction with absolutely no resolution for an 88-year-old veteran. 

What could have possibly have happened in this case? 

Mr. Perry wanted the dog owners charged, he was willing to give a statement to the police and let the court system deal with this. He informed me a date to give a statement was scheduled by police, but they did not show. Some serious questions are lingering over how this case was investigated and concluded. Elmer Perry deserves justice in the same way any other citizen would have been entitled to under similar circumstances. 

The City of Summerside owes Elmer Perry a full explanation as to why certain actions were taken. He was injured when these two dogs mauled him, requiring medical attention. He has not even received an apology to date from anyone.

David Griffin,


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