A PACK of dangerous dogs who had killed a local man incredibly escaped from their Guardia Civil shelter and attacked another man. Andres Ayuso, 69, feared for his life when three mixed breed pit bull terriers mauled him near his home in Els Poblets.
Just 150 metres from his house Ayuso encountered the roaming trio. They leapt all over him, inflicted severe bites on his arms and legs before a passing driver threw a rock at them to scare them off. Ayuso survived but is extremely shaken and receiving hospital treatment.
“They threw themselves at me like wild things” Andres said, “I owe my life to the kid who stopped his car. I was exhausted and the dogs were devouring me.”
“I’ve never been so frightened in my entire life” he admitted.
Local Guardia Civil agents tracked down and captured the dogs, who were among the five which had killed a 76-year-old farmer, Luis Angel Sala, just days earlier on February 18 in Beniarbeig. The shocking case made headlines across the world, making it even more astonishing that three of the five would later escape.
On Tuesday February 21 all five dogs were put down by a local vet. They were owned by a Dutch resident who had not registered them properly despite being dangerous breeds. Even while in custody they attacked and bit a Guardia Civil caretaker and destroyed the shelter.
Lois Ford, from the APAC animal protection agency in Denia, who helped capture the dogs, said their owner deliberately ill-treated them to make them even fiercer.