Pit-bulls maul man on visit to Oribi

2010-03-11 00:00

A PELHAM man was mauled by two pit-bull dogs in Oribi Village yesterday afternoon.

Paul Jenkins (36) was taken to Edendale Hospital in a serious condition.

ER24 spokesman Derrick Banks said Jenkins sustained multiple bite wounds to his body.

Jenkins’s sister Anne, who was at the hospital with him, said her brother had visited a house opposite the Oribi crèche when the dogs inside the property attacked him.

“He had left his children inside the car and walked across the road into the yard. If he had taken them with him, God knows what could have happened,” she added.

She said her brother suffered bites to both his upper arms, legs and genitals. This could not be confirmed as the doctors were attending to him.

At the house in Oribi, Lungelo Ndlovu said Jenkins had known that the dogs were there and that he should have shouted for someone from inside to restrain the dogs.

“He was in the yard when the dogs attacked him. He is a regular here as he does weight-lifting in the yard with my cousins,” said Ndlovu, who was alone inside the house at the time of the incident.

She said no one enters the yard without a family member in sight.

Police spokesman Jay Naicker said they are investigating the incident.

In February this year a jogger, Janice Whitelaw, was attacked in Dely Crescent, Ashburton, by dogs roaming the neighbourhood, one of which was a pit-bull terrier.

The incident left Whitelaw with severe injuries to her face, neck and arm after the powerful pit bull pulled her to the ground.

Upon hearing a commotion, firemen playing soccer on a field opposite the dogs’ home came to her rescue.

 

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