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15 Feb 2019
9:45 am

KZN man attacked by pit bull while walking his poodle

News24 Wire

The man and his dog were both treated for their injuries.

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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.

– News24

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