A man in his 60s was left critically injured this morning after he was attacked by two dogs at a residence in Longmarket Road in Pietermaritzburg.
ER24 paramedics were called to the residence by the police who had received the emergency call.
Paramedics arrived at the residence and found the patient seated next to some of the police officials.
It is understood that the man had heard a loud barking outside and went to inspect. Outside he found two “pitbulls” attacking some chickens. The dogs then apparently turned their attention on the man.
On assessment, paramedics found that the man had sustained a number of serious bite wounds over his head, chest and arms.
Paramedics immediately treated the patient and provided him with advanced life support interventions.
Once treated, the patient was transported to Greys Hospital for further treatment.
It is believed that the dogs were scared off when the police fired a warning shot.
Local authorities were on scene for further investigations.
Source – ER24