In April of 1998, eight year old Courtney Trempe was playing in a neighbour’s backyard, north of Toronto, when she was attacked and killed by the neighbour’s five-year-old male Bull Mastiff. The dog was subsequently destroyed. The Humane Society of Canada was called as an expert witness to give evidence in the subsequent coroner's inquest into her death.

The following material is available from our site:

Verdict of Coroner's Jury

Findings of the Jury

Letter to the Chief of Police concerning the case