[western-cape] - Pitbull's owner says dog 'a harmless family pet' after attack on teen

  |   Knysnanews

Nazeem Moyce of Ruyterwacht says the only reason Sheeba bit the 17-year-old boy at all, was because the dog had seen him make his two-year-old son skrik.

The teen had been walking on the pavement in Jan van Riebeeck Avenue and played with the toddler at their open gate when Sheeba charged at him.

Moyce, a mechanic, says he was busy working under a car in the road when he heard shouting.

When he came out, he saw the boy bleeding and told his dog to go inside the yard.

He says a neighbour told him the boy had clapped his hands and shouted “ba!” at his son, and he says Sheeba thought this was a threat and attacked....

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