Witness tells of brutal dog attack

2012-06-08 10:33
Heila Greeff (Die Burger)

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Port Elizabeth - Witnesses have told of a gruesome dog attack in which the wife of a local doctor lost an arm and in which another man was injured while trying to help her.

Die Burger
reported that Heila Greeff, 49, was walking down a road in Uitenhage when the boerbull attacked her.  

“I just heard a woman screaming. I saw the dog in my yard earlier and immediately knew someone had been attacked,” said Uitenhage resident Mandy Tuck.

She said the dog, called Mufasa, belonged to a neighbour.

Tuck said she called emergency services before rushing outside with a cricket bat.

One man said that from a distance, it looked like two dogs were fighting.

Greeff was taken to hospital where her arm was amputated.

The dog was later put down.  

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