A 60-year-old man sustained serious injuries after he was attacked by his pet boerboel in Katsura Drive in Trenance Park, Verulam on Friday.

Reaction Unit South Africa members were called out to the residence by community members. “Upon investigation, the elderly male was found seated on a chair outside the property. He was bleeding from bite wounds to his face and neck. He explained that when he approached his dog it attacked him without warning. The three-year-old boerboel dropped him to the ground and repeatedly bit him. The injured man managed to break free and ran out of his property and closed the driveway gate behind him.,” said Rusa director, Prem Balram,

The victim was transported to hospital for medical attention.