Bull terrier impounded after attack at Sea Point promenade

2015-10-12 17:03
One of the women is attended to after the attack. (LifeisSavage, Twitter)

One of the women is attended to after the attack. (LifeisSavage, Twitter)

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Cape Town - A bull terrier that attacked a pair of elderly women and two dogs at the Sea Point Promenade on Friday has been impounded.

Ward councillor Jacques Weber on Monday said the City of Cape Town’s Animal Unit was completing its investigation which would shortly be presented to a State prosecutor to decide the way forward.

The dog owner could face charges under the animal by-law for the attack, which saw two women in their late 70s treated in hospital for bite wounds to their arms and hands.

Weber said it was unclear whether the dog, initially identified as a pit bull but since confirmed to be a bull terrier, had broken free of his leash or if he had been roaming without one.

According to witness reports, the dog ran after and attacked a Maltese poodle and when the owner tried to intervene, the bull terrier bit her arm.

When the woman’s companion stepped in, she too was bitten.

The bull terrier then ran off and bit another dog.

The wounded dogs were taken to the vet, one for injuries to the upper body and the other for a broken leg.

While the bite wounds the women sustained were deep, Weber said both were doing well when he saw them at the weekend.

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