Girl bitten by 'racist' dog

2013-02-26 08:47

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Johannesburg - A Honeydew mother has accused a dog of being racist after the animal ran into her yard and bit her daughter.

The Sowetan reported that the 7-year-old daughter of Pam Nkosi was bitten on the knee by a neighbour’s bull terrier.

"I feel that the dog is racist. The way it behaved. It shows that it was not familiar with other races."

Nkosi said the dog’s owner did not come to check on her daughter and did not offer to help with the medical bills.

She said the dog’s owner, Sean Norman, was “impossible” and that police had to intervene after he denied that his dog had bitten the girl.

Nkosi said the Norman had not kept the dog’s vaccinations up to date and this put her daughter at risk of disease.

"He (Norman) said the child was bitten by another dog. He later said the child fell while walking near a hedge, but an emergency services report and doctor's letter confirmed the incident," Nkosi said.

The owner didn’t want to comment.

An SPCA inspector didn’t want to comment on whether the dog was "racist" or not but said the case was being investigated.

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