Port Elizabeth man scheduled to have his arm amputated after being mauled by pitbulls

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Port Elizabeth man scheduled to have his arm amputated after being mauled by pitbulls

Estelle Ellis | 2017-02-19 10:52:34.0

A Port Elizabeth man is in a critical condition in Livingstone Hospital after he was mauled by two pitbulls.

Image by: Estelle Ellis

A man mauled by two pitbulls in Rowallan Park‚ Port Elizabeth‚ on Saturday is scheduled to have his arm amputated on Sunday morning.

Health Department spokesman Sizwe Kupelo said on Sunday the man was fighting for his life in Livingstone Hospital after having an emergency operation on Saturday.

Another man who was bitten when he tried to intervene was discharged from hospital on Saturday.

Kupelo said ambulance personnel who were at the scene reported that two dogs escaped from a garden and attacked a man walking by.

Police spokeswoman Colonel Priscilla Naidu said on Saturday that the circumstances of the attack were still being investigated.

She said the dogs’ owner was not at home at the time of the incident.

TMG Digital/The Herald



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