A woman is in hospital after being attacked by a bull mastiff.

The attack happened around 4:30 p.m. in the community of Temple.

Officials say the bull mastiff was running loose when it attacked the woman and a smaller dog.

The woman, in her 30's, has a number of bites but her injuries are not believed to be too serious.

CTV News has learned this is the second time this dog has been involved in a biting incident.

The animal is in quarantine at Animal Services.

The owner has been fined $850 on Friday afternoon and agreed to have the dog put down.