Makhala Ramaela got a pair of pit bull dogs for
protection after her house was burglarized
The 47-year-old from G Section in Botshabelo,
South Africa, was last Saturday, viciously
mauled by the same dogs.
Makhala, who is recovering at Pelonomi
Hospital in Bloemfontein, is puzzled by what
made her beloved dogs turn against her. She
said she had been living alone for a long time
and thugs were terrorising her.
Five years ago she decided to get the dogs.
The dogs – a bitch named Siby and a male
named Rex – eventually built a loving and
protective relationship with her.
“I managed to tame them and fed them
every morning before work. My dogs
loved me. I would find them peering over
the devils’ fork waiting for me after work.
They would jump with joy as I entered
the yard,” she said.
But on Saturday the dogs attacked her
“I was shocked and realised something
was not right. I screamed for help as the
dogs started to attack. I thought I could
get away by running into the outside
toilet but that was not to be. They just
tore into me.”
Her scared neighbours tried to save her by
spraying the dogs with water.
“That actually made them more enraged.
I was rescued by the arrival of the police
who fired some shots.”
Police spokesman Constable Peter Kareli, who
confirmed the incident said one of the dogs has
died and they are waiting for the owner to
decide fate of the other.
Source: Daily Sun SA