Jul 27, 2010
A Cape Town man has been mauled to death by one of the pit bulls he owned.
Jason Waverly (21) died on the porch of his home in Retreat on Sunday after one of his three dogs bit him in the neck.
A neighbour said she was not surprised that the aggressive dogs turned on Waverly; she claimed that she often witnessed him being physically abusive towards the animals.
According to The Daily Voice the neighbour said that she saw him leaving the house with one of the dogs when she saw him again he had all three dogs and was going to take them for a walk. She then told him it was dangerous and that it was not safe for him to walk alone with all the dogs.
"What happened is really tragic but it was just a matter of time before one of the dogs turned on him," the neighbour reportedly told the Daily Voice.
Steenberg police spokesperson Warrant Officer John Bartlett said the police were called to the home at 2.50pm after a friend found Jason's bloody body.
Police spokesperson Warrant Officer Hermanus van Dyk told the Cape Argus that man had tried to break up a fight between two of his dogs by putting a leash on one of them - which had jumped up and bitten him in the neck.
The SPCA's Allan Perrins reportedly said they were concerned about the amount of pit bulls on the Cape Flats. "Owners of this breed must be aware that most strive to dominate and at the first sign of weakness, they may react."
The SPCA said the family had requested that they put the animals down. They have since done so.
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