Another owner was killed by his own Pitbulls.
A 60-year-old man from Lichtenburg in the North West was allegedly mauled to death by his three dogs.
The incident was reported on Saturday, 7 January at about 15:00 to the police.
The provincial police spokesman Captain Sam Tselanyane alleged that on Saturday, during load shedding, the deceased’s wife was busy on the other side of the house when she heard the dogs barking.
“She didn’t bother to go and check what was wrong as their house is situated on a busy street and the dogs frequently bark at pedestrians and vehicles passing by.
After the electricity was restored, she allegedly went inside the house to look for her husband, but could not find him,” Captain Tselanyane told Daily Sun.
Tselanyane said, “Upon continuing with the search, the woman saw her husband lying motionless outside in the garden, she then quickly went out only to find that her husband was bitten by their dogs, two Staffie/pitbull crossings and one unknown breed dog.
“Police and Emergency Medical Rescue Services (EMRS) were called and the man was certified dead at the scene.”The Society of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) was also called and the three dogs were removed from the premises.
North West police said as a result, an inquest docket has been opened and investigation into the matter continues.-Daily Sun