A man in his 20s sustained moderate injuries after he was attacked by a pit bull terrier that escaped from a property on Marine Drive in the Bluff, KwaZulu-Natal, on Thursday evening around 6pm.
Rescue Care Paramedics arrived on the scene to find the man had sustained dog bites to his upper body, said operations director Garrith Jamieson in a statement.
“He was stabilised on the scene by advanced life support paramedics before being transported to a nearby hospital for the further care he required.
“While on the scene, paramedics were asked to assist with the man’s Maltese poodle called Lambo that was also attacked.”
Advanced life-support paramedic Ceron Meadows and medic Rowan Scandroglio treated and dressed the dog, according to Jamieson.
“The gentleman was walking his dog when the pit bull escaped from a yard and attacked him and his dog.”
Jamieson said the SAPS were on the scene and would be investigating further.