Wednesday, April 5, 2017

CALITZDORP, WESTERN CAPE SOUTH AFRICA - AN 11-YEAR-OLD GIRL WAS FATALLY MAULED IN HER HEAD BY A NEIGHBOR'S PIT BULL



Cape Town - A PIT BULL that mauled an 11-year-old girl to death in Calitzdorp may be removed from its owner, Western Cape police said on Tuesday.
The child died in hospital after sustaining severe head injuries in the attack.
Police spokesperson Captain Malcolm Pojie told News24 the girl had been sent to a neighbour's house to collect a parcel on Saturday.
The dog had been tied up in the yard, but managed to free itself and attacked the child.
The girl was taken to hospital where she died from her injuries.
Pojie said the responding officers have indicated that they would approach an animal welfare organisation to have the pit bull removed from its owner.
An inquest docket has been opened, but charges may be laid depending on submissions made to the State prosecutor, Pojie said.
http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/girl-11-killed-in-pit-bull-attack-20170404

http://allafrica.com/stories/201704040259.html

http://ewn.co.za/2017/04/05/pit-bull-could-be-removed-from-owner-after-girl-killed


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This poor child. Sent to get a parcel, and she loses her life. You would think maybe a wild animal would be responsible in Africa, but no. It's just your ordinary, run of the mill, worthless, pit bull.

It is astounding how anyone would want an animal that kills indiscriminately. Guard dogs are of zero help if they kill their owner. Same goes for harmless people like little 11-year-old girls. What exactly are pit bulls trained to defend against, EVERYONE? What is the point then?