Pitbull owner faces charges after mauled man left critical

2015-10-01 10:55

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Johannesburg – Police have opened a case against the owner of two pitbulls who mauled and seriously injured a man in Meyerton, Gauteng, the NSPCA said on Thursday.

The owner claimed the dogs back after the attack on Wednesday, and the matter was now in the hands of the police, an official at the Meyerton NSPCA said.

Police spokesperson Constable Maria Mazibuko could not immediately be reached for comment.

ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said the 59-year-old man was in a critical but stable condition. He said the man was walking in the veld along Louis Trichardt Road when the dogs attacked him.

A person who saw the man being mauled managed to chase the dogs away and helped him. Meiring said he was bitten on his arms, legs, abdomen, and head.

He was taken to Sebokeng Hospital.

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