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Pitbulls attack elderly Jeffreys Bay woman, her rescuers and kill her dog

Aug 7, 2018
Pitbulls attack elderly Jeffreys Bay woman, her rescuers and kill her dog

Police in Jeffreys Bay investigating a case of contravention of the Animal Matters Amendment Act after two pitbulls jumped a boundary fence and killed a dog and also injured three people in Jeffrey's Bay.

"On Monday, at around 11:00, police responded to a complaint of three people that were allegedly mauled by two pitbulls in Kabeljous Street, Jeffreys Bay," described police spokesperson, Sergeant Majola Nkohli.

"It is believed that a 67-year-old woman was walking her dog at Kabeljous Street, Jeffreys Bay.

"Two pitbulls jumped a boundary fence of a house and attacked the elderly woman and her dog."

He said that it is believed the dogs also attacked two other people, who rescued the elderly woman.

"The three injured victims, including an elderly woman, were taken to hospital for treatment, and her dog unfortunately died at the scene," Capt Nkohli added.

"SPCA officials were also summoned to remove the vicious dogs.

"Police opened a case of contravention of the Animal Matters Amendment Act (negligently allowing animal to cause injury to another person) for investigation."