TWO Pit bull terriers brutally ripped off the head of another dog at a house in Khomasdal,
Windhoek, on Monday.
The owner of the dog that was killed, Brian Scott, rushed to the scene when he received a call from the neighbours, but could not contain the raging Pit bull terriers. Scott says when he got to the scene, the two Pit bull terriers were covered in blood, and busy pulling his dog through the fence.
Some residents apparently tried to stop the dogs by throwing stones at them, but this did not help.
According to Scott, this was not the first time that the two Pit bull terriers inflicted such harm on his dogs. “They bit my other dog's ear off some time ago, and also killed another dog that they got hold of,” he stated.
The owner of the Pit bulls, who preferred to remain anonymous, said this was the first time that her dogs were involved in such a fight.
“Our dogs always bark at each other, but my dogs are the most loving dogs ever,” she said, admitting that she was fined N$500 by the Windhoek City Police for having negligently allowed her dogs to leave the premises in this instance.
Sylvia Breitenstein from the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) urged the public to be responsible dog owners, and to make an effort to learn to read their dogs' behaviour.
Breitenstein said she doesn't believe that any dog is bad, but rather that large dog breeds can be dangerous. Yeah, right.