Mom fights off vicious Boerboel

2013-01-18 08:31

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 Cape Town - A Cape Town mother is recovering in hospital after fighting off a vicious Boerboel which attacked her on the street.

Aadilah Abrahams, 37, needed surgery and was still in a great deal of pain following the attack, that left her arm broken in two places, reported the Cape Argus.

The mother of five says she was walking in Delft when the dog came charging towards her “out of nowhere”.

“I'm trying very hard not to think about it. That dog wanted to bite my head off. I fought with the dog for about 20 minutes… his teeth were locked into my flesh,” she said.

“I knew I was in danger. I started to run but I tripped on the stairs in front of a house and fell to the ground.

“I lifted my arm to protect my head and it bit into my arm and pulled, as if it wanted to rip it off. I started fighting with it.”

Eventually neighbours managed to pull the dog away. It has been impounded.

Abrahams said the dog had been chained up but had broken free and that the dog’s owner had promised to help her with the hospital bill.

“My brother loves dogs and has a few pit bulls. I learnt from him how to fight with a dangerous dog, otherwise that dog would have killed me,” she said.

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