Shelter wants to adopt pit bull involved in attack on 2 children in Montreal North

A Montreal North grandmother, who made headlines in August after two of her grandchildren were attacked by a pit bull she was looking after, has been sentenced to two years probation and 100 hours of community service for drug trafficking.

62 year old Frances Richardson admitted to selling drugs to two undercover police officers in August 2017.

No charges have been filed in connection with the dog attack and the dog is currently being held at the SPCA pending the completion of the police investigation.

A New York based group, The Road to Home Rescue Support, plans to file a request in Quebec Superior Court asking that the dog be transferred to its shelter in upstate New York, instead of being euthanized.

Lawyer Daniel Goldwater says the group wants the dog evaluated by a veterinarian and an animal behaviour specialist to see if it can be rehabilitated.

"If we can help the dog along, give the dog a chance, why wouldn't we," he tells CJAD 800's Aaron Rand show.

The request is expected to be heard by the court on November 22.