Diesel, a rescue dog belonging to a Fish Hoek was last week stabbed by intruders who were attempting to steal from the family home. Diesel’s owner, who spoke on condition of anonymity said the dog confronted the two intruders after they had jumped over the fence into the property.
They stabbed Diesel in the chest and then ran away. He had a wound of about 10cm. My wife arrived 20 to 30 minutes later, he would have bled to death if it were any longer.
Highlighting the brutality of the attack, the Diesel’s owner said, ‘they moved it (the knife) around in him (and) as a result, his lungs were punctured and collapsed’.
Fish Hoek Community Policing Forum’s project manager Patrick Benade said neighbours contacted Diesel’s owners, who rushed home to find it bleeding in the yard.
At the vet, he was immediately taken in for surgery. The vets operated on him for about two hours. He stopped breathing during the operation and they had to put the ventilator on. The doctors did not expect him to make it through the night.
“From the nature of Diesel’s wounds, it is believed that he physically took on the intruders. Fish Hoek Veterinary Clinic has been amazing with taking care of Diesel in the time of his need,” said Benade.
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