TWO people were injured on the same day in Rincon de la Victoria in attacks by dangerous dogs, a Spanish daily reports. The first victim two Saturdays ago was a 42-year-old resident of Torre de Benagalbon who went out to walk his golden retriever as he does every day.
However, on this occasion he passed a woman with two large dogs, one of which broke loose and began to attack his dog.
When he attempted to separate them, the dog turned on him, biting his arm and holding on for at least three minutes until he was able to escape.
The victim returned home, got his car and headed to the health centre.
On the way, he met some Local Police officers and explained what had happened. He was told at the health centre that the injuries were not serious.
He has reported the events to the Guardia Civil and claims that the owner of the dog has another eight, all of breeds considered to be dangerous, all of them loose on the terrace. The man also claims that neighbours are terrified of the dogs but are afraid to report the owner, who has reportedly now handed the attacking dog over to the local pound.
In another case on the same day, a man in his fifties was bitten by large dog that bit his leg and back while he was jogging in the town. He had to be admitted to a Malaga hospital.
By Jennifer Leighfield