A one-year-old baby was rushed to hospital after it was mauled by a family Pitbull near Queensburgh in KwaZulu-Natal.
The incident reportedly happened on Monday morning, 4 December.
BABY MAULED BY PITBULL
According to emergency service dRKEMS, paramedics arrived at the private residence in the Hillary area near Queensburgh in Durban; they discovered the family’s pitbull had bitten a one-year-old baby boy.
The emergency service said the pitbull had allegedly been kept separate from the family as it was known to bite. However, it got out of its enclosure when a household member mistakenly opened the door.
“The baby’s parent was able to get the victim away from the pitbull safely, and no other members of the household were injured. They managed to safely get the dog back into its enclosure after the incident.
“The baby was assessed and found to have sustained a significant bite and was stabilised on scene by our paramedics,” dRKEMS said.
The baby was then transported to a local facility for further treatment and observation.
The family has reportedly contacted SPCA for advice and will be deciding their next steps regarding the dog.
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