Woman bitten 122 times by dogs

2013-04-17 11:03
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Bloemfontein - A Free State woman was seriously injured after she was attacked by three dogs in Brandfort.

Sonja Coetser, 25, was in a serious but stable condition in hospital in Bloemfontein on Tuesday after undergoing an operation, reported Volksblad.

She was walking down the street at about 23:00 on Monday to visit her husband Jacques, 31, who was working as a security guard at a Spar supermarket, when the dogs attacked her.

A neighbour, Jenny Visagie, said Coetser “crawled like a baby over the road with the dogs on top of her”.


“It was terrible. It was a big bloodbath. We tried to help but couldn’t get the door open.”

Her daughter said they couldn’t stop the dogs and had to watch as the dogs “ate” Coetser.

"The big dog had her arm, the second one bit her from behind on the head and the little one was biting her leg,” said Mikaela Visagie, 17.

The attack lasted about half an hour and only stopped when police arrived to chase off the dogs.

Coetser’s husband said his wife was in a bad state after the attack.

“I’m furious about what happened. I think it would be best to put the dogs down because next time it might be a child and maybe the child won’t survive,” he said.

The owners of the dogs - a boxer, American fighting dog and a fox terrier - were not at home at the time of the attack.

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