Sunday, January 15, 2017

South Africa: Three-year-old girl killed, her brother, 6, critically injured after being attacked by family's pit bulls

Although the 2nd article listed below doesn't specify the breed - and only mentions one dog, this newer article states there were two dogs, both pit bulls, that attacked the children.
Child mauled to death by 2 Pit Bull dogs in Durban
Arrive Alive - 14 January 2017 |
At 17h10 on Saturday Afternoon Netcare 911 and provincial paramedics responded to Helmsley Grove in the Cato Manor area of Durban for a child that had been attacked by two Pit Bull dogs. The exact detail to the incident and preceding events is still speculative.

Paramedics arrived at the family home and found the three-year-old-girl with life threatening injuries. Paramedics from various services worked fervently to save the life of the severely mauled child. Tragically, despite all their effort the little girl was declared dead at the scene.
SOUTH AFRICA -- A three-year-old girl died and her six-year-old brother was seriously injured when they were attacked by a family dog in Locke Place in Mayville, Durban, on Saturday afternoon, KwaZulu-Natal paramedics said.

“Just before 5pm Rescue Care paramedics raced to the scene in Mayville,” Rescue Care spokesman Garrith Jamieson said.

“On arrival they found a three-year-old child who had sustained critical injuries. Immediately advanced life support paramedics worked on the child. However, the child was in cardiac arrest.


“After 40 minutes of resuscitation efforts the child was unfortunately declared deceased on the scene. Her six-year-old brother, who was also attacked, was rushed to a nearby hospital before paramedics arrived. He had sustained serious injuries.”

The South African Police Service and Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals were on the scene and  put the dog down. They did not specify the breed of the dog.

(Citizen ZA - Jan 14, 2017)

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