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Mother and child attacked by family pets

Mother and child attacked

Gauteng: At 17H30 Sunday afternoon Netcare 911 responded to reports of a dog bite at a residence in Elardus Park Pretoria.

Reports from a family member on scene indicate that a 5-year-old male and his mother had been attacked by two large dogs.

It was alleged that the two family pets had been fighting with each other when the 5-year-old ran towards the house.

The two dogs trained their attention to the young child where he then suffered serious trauma after been bitten.

The mother of the child intervened where upon she was bitten multiple times herself.

Both patients were treated on scene by a Netcare 911 Emergency Care Practitioner.

Once stabilised the patients were transported by ambulance to hospital for further treatment.

Shawn Herbst
Media Liaison Officer
Netcare Limited
Netcare 911

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