Man mauled by two dogs
Witnesses to a vicious dog attack have described seeing a rottweiler ripping at a terrified man’s leg and another attacking his head.
The injured man, bleeding from the head, was taken to Southland Hospital after being attacked in the Southland town of Winton yesterday near Great North Rd.
Poli c e were c al l ed at 1.24pm to a report of two dogs attacking a man between Russell and Gow Sts.
Council dog control had been notified, one dog had been caught by police while a hunt was on for a female rottweiler.
Police were told members of the public took the victim into their Great North Rd house.
A person who witnessed the attack told Stuff the victim suffered head injuries and was left bleeding.
“I saw one dog ripping at his leg and another dog having a go at his head. e was in total distress.”
The witness heard the dogs barking, grabbed a camera and filmed the beginning of the attack before calling police.
The t err i f i ed man’s screams could be heard during the 111 call.
Police remained in the area working with the council to locate the female dog and to provide reassurance to local people.