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Dogs ‘were not fighters’

HEATHER-LYNN EVANSON, [email protected]

Dogs ‘were not fighters’

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THE DOGS WHICH mauled and killed an elderly woman yesterday were not fighting dogs and only one was a pure-bred pit bull.

In fact, said the RSPCA’s Chief Inspector Wayne Norville, it was a female Akita/ridgeback dog, that was in heat, which attacked 74-year-old Verona Lolita Gibson early yesterday morning on her way to the St Barnabas Church.

Norville, who was called to help with the removal of three of the four dogs which belonged to owner Chris Rock, immediately dismissed speculation that they were fighting dogs.

All three were well kept, he said, but had managed to escape through a hole in the fence of the Monroe Road, Haggatt Hall property.

Please read the full story in today’s Sunday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.

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