Wednesday, January 8, 2020

NORTHERN CAPE SOUTH AFRICA - PIET LATEGAN, 80, WENT TO COVER HIS CAR FROM A RAIN AND HAIL STORM WHEN HIS 3-YEAR-OLD PET BOERBOEL KNOCKED HIM DOWN AND BIT HIS NECK KILLING HIM

Elderly farmer mauled to death by pet Boerboel
An elderly Northern Cape farmer was killed by his pet boerboel on Saturday afternoon, reports Vaal Weekblad.
80-year-old Piet Lategan died in his house, after his fiancé managed to drag him inside after the attack.
According to local publication FiND iT, Lategan’s daughter Betsie Swanepoel said that when it began to rain and hail this past weekend, Piet wanted to get a blanket to cover one side of his car, to protect it from the hail.
“My father and his fiancé, Santa Venter, 64, went outside to cover the car when their pet BOERBOEL  bit her dress. She grabbed her dress from the dog’s grip.
“We don’t know if the sound of the hail on the corrugated iron roof may have triggered the dog, but he became disorientated. He jumped on my father and bit him. My father fell backwards and the dog stood on top of him and continued to bite him on his face and neck.”
Betsie said Piet’s fiancé tried to get the dog off him, and even broke a walking stick while hitting the dog, but he did not stop biting him.
Santa eventually managed to drag Piet into the house and closed the safety door. A doctor was called, but Piet took his last breath as the doctor arrived.
Betsie said the dog was three years old and had never been aggressive.
“Something must have frightened him. He never liked loud noises,” she said.
The doctor and police weren’t able to enter the premises, and the dog was eventually shot and killed.
Betsie said the incident should be a warning to others that loud noises, especially fireworks, could make dogs aggressive.
“People always think that something like this would never happen to them.”
Piet will be buried on Friday in Tadcaster.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Normal dogs do not become aggressive because of loud noises. If that were the case, we'd all be dead.

It is insane that dangerous dog breed lovers will dream up any excuse and warn others. Hailstorms, thunderstorms, tornadoes, earthquakes, hurricanes, and tsunamis occur all over the planet. Shouldn't there be hundreds of thousands of dog attacks?

It's like nutters that blame mauling deaths on the victim having a seizure. Normal dogs don't help their owners by killing them.

When a dog kills, there is something wrong WITH THE BREED!