Bloemfontein – The father of a 3-year-old boy from Henneman whose family dog attacked his child says he has no idea why the Rottweiler did it.
Francois Slabbert, 30, a well-known photographer, shot the dog after the attack on Tuesday morning, Netwerk24 reported.
Slabbert said the boy, Marco, was mainly bitten on the head and his scalp was torn off. He was due to go into surgery on Tuesday in the Mediclinic Welkom to clean the wound and reattach his scalp.
On the CCTV video material of the incident that Slabbert put on his Facebook page, the boy and dog look at each other and then the dog attacks. Marco did not provoke the animal.
“Marco and the dog grew up together. I don’t know what happened or why the dog did that. There has never been any trouble,” Slabbert said.
“He did nothing to the dog. The dog just attacked and it was hard to watch my little boy being dragged by the head,” said Slabbert.