The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) has euthanised a pitbull named Bingo at the request of its owner after the dog not only attacked a woman in Bonteheuwel, but also terrorised residents during separate incidents.
An inspectorate responded to a call for help on Monday, and upon arriving at the scene, Inspector Jeffry Mfini witnessed several members of the community armed with pangas and stones.
The community alleged that Bingo had attacked more than three people in the area, while further claiming that the victim was rushed to hospital after she was bitten on her leg but was recovering, as News24 reports.
According to the SPCA, Inspector Mfini found the dog hiding between an informal structure and a fence.
“The community was very angry towards the dog, claiming he was evil. If we did not intervene they would have killed the dog in our presence,” said Mfini.
Bonteheuwel ward councillor, Angus Mckenzie said he had received a several calls from angry residents relating to Bingo and his attacks, IOL adds.
Meanwhile, the SPCA appealed to the public not to take matters into their own hands during these situations, but following the appropriate channels instead.
Members of the public can either report the incident to Law Enforcement or lodge a formal complaint directly to the SPCA by calling 021 700 4158/9.