Gardener attacked by pit bull dogs at Otjiwarongo

25 Jul 2016 14:30pm
OTJIWARONGO, 25 JUL (NAMPA) - A 47-year-old man was attacked by three pit bull dogs along Hindernburg Street here on Monday morning.
The same dogs had in March also attacked a woman, her daughter and a security guard.
The spokesperson of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the Otjozondjupa Region, Warrant Officer Maureen Mbeha confirmed the incident in an interview with Nampa on Monday morning, saying the victim is a gardener at that house.
“I am coming from the private hospital where the victim is being stitched up by a doctor all over his body. The man is in a critical condition and cannot move,” she said.
The gardener was attacked inside the yard at 08H00 on Monday morning when he started cleaning the yard.
Mbeha said she had visited the house where the dogs are kept and saw three pit bull dogs – an adult male, young male and a female.
The police officer said something has to be done, as the dogs have become a threat to school children of Vooruit Primary School, Otjiwarongo Senior Secondary School and whoever uses the Shell Fuel Station which is adjacent the house where the dogs live.
Mbeha said she held a meeting on Monday with officials of the Otjiwarongo Municipality and Otjiwarongo Society for the Prevention of Cruelty towards Animals (SPCA), where it was decided that the owner of the dogs must be issued with a notice to remove them.
Contacted for comment on Monday, the owner of the dogs, Lizle Barnard, said she could not comment on the matter as she was busy driving, but later ignored phone calls from this reporter.