Another owner was killed by his own Pitbulls.
A 60-year-old man from Lichtenburg in the North West was allegedly mauled to death by his three dogs.
The incident was reported to the police on Saturday, 7 January at about 3pm.
The provincial police spokesman Captain Sam Tselanyane said it is alleged that on the said Saturday, during load shedding, the deceased's wife was busy on the other side of the house when she heard the dogs barking.
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"She didn’t bother to go and check what was wrong as their house is situated on a busy street and the dogs frequently bark at pedestrians and vehicles passing by.
"After the electricity was restored, she allegedly went inside the house to look for her husband, but could not find him.
"Upon continuing with the search, the woman saw her husband lying motionless outside in the garden, she then quickly went outside only to find that her husband was bitten by their dogs, two staffie/ pit bull crossings and one unknown breed dog.
"Police and Emergency Medical Rescue Services (EMRS) were called and the man was certified dead at the scene."The Society of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) were also called and the three dogs were removed from the premises," said Captain Tselanyane.
North West police said as a result, an inquest docket has been opened and investigation into the matter continues.