Two Monte Vista residents are angry that the City of Cape Town and the police have failed to assist them two months after they were attacked by a pair of American pitbulls in the park.
Johan Liebenberg and his partner Fabiola Marques were walking her Jack Russell-cross at a park opposite the Monte Vista Primary School in the evening in October when they had to fend off an attack from two pitbulls.
Liebenberg had medical costs of R4 ooo and lost mobility in his left index finger.
Marques incurred costs of R19 000, had to have stitches on both hands and was in hospital for two days.
Winston, their dog was bitten on the neck, buttocks and in the corner of his eye and his vet expenses were R6 000.
The couple is upset because the owner of the dog has not apologized for what occurred. The incident was captured on CCTV.
“I would like to have had some more action from the authorities after more than two months. Other people are at risk of being attacked because we are the second couple that have been bitten by the same dogs.”
Western Cape police spokesperson Siyabulelo Malo told the Cape Times that a case of grievous bodily harm has been opened for investigation but no arrests had been made .
Liebenberg laid a complaint with the City Ombudsman in October because of the investigating officers’ lack of response, the couple also approached the SPCA and local ward councillor for assistance.
The dogs were meant to be impounded but the dog owners denied officers access into their premise.
It is alleged that the dog owner denied the attack in an earlier interview with the Tygerburger but he was willing to pay his portion of the bill.
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