Guard charged after dog mauls toddler

2012-03-07 17:21
Cape Town - Police have charged a Cape Town security guard with serious assault after his Rottweiler mauled a toddler, critically injuring him, according to a report on Wednesday.

The guard said the dog broke loose from its kennel and dug under the fence of the Perseverance Secondary School in Belhar, The Cape Argus reported.

Three-year-old Lincoln and his stepfather were walking to the doctor on Sunday when they passed the dog.

It ran out of the school, grabbed the boy by the neck and tried to drag him back to the school.

According to the report, Lincoln underwent a second round of surgery at the Red Cross Children's Hospital on Tuesday and was in a critical condition.

The dog, which belonged to the school, was put down on Sunday.

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