An aggressive pit bull that’s been terrorising Bonteheuwel residents has been taken away by the SPCA.
SPCA spokesperson Shane Everts said Inspector Jeffry Mfini was dispatched on Monday after receiving a call for help involving an adult male pittie named Bingo.
He said upon arrival just before noon, Mfini found over 100 residents armed with pangas and stones closing in on Bingo, alleging the dog had attacked more than three people in the area.
The inspector found the distressed and injured dog cowering between a hokkie and a fence.
“The community was very angry towards the dog, claiming he was evil,” he says.
“If we did not intervene, they would have killed the dog in our presence.”
Bonteheuwel Ward councillor Angus McKenzie said he had received a number of calls over the past few days relating to Bingo, and the lack of responsibility from its owner.
Resident Badroeniesa Gallant said an ouma was viciously attacked by Bingo while walking her granddaughter to school that morning, reports IOL.
Badroeniesa said the attack was so bad that there were blood splatters across the walls outside.
She said the granny was receiving medical attention after sustaining severe injuries to her leg and foot.
Badroeniesa said a case against the dog owner was opened two weeks ago after a girl and her uncle were attacked, while Ghafsa Isaacs said her mom, brother and child were also bitten.
“My child has two holes in her legs and can’t to walk properly since the attack.
Everts said power breeds become aggressive due to a lack of training, abuse, neglect, irresponsible ownership, breeding as well as a lack of attention to health and temperament issues.
“Bingo was surrendered to the SPCA due to his aggressive nature and will be euthanised at his owner’s request,” he says.