Dog bite victim speaks of horror over incident
THE woman who was bitten on the bum by a dog in St Thomas has spoken of her horror over the incident.
Earlier this week the Post reported how owner Nicholas Stock has pleaded with the authorities not to destroy his beloved pet dog Zeus.
The animal was taken away by police after he escaped and bit a 60-year-old woman in Balaclava Street.
Now that woman has come forward and said she has been left shaken and upset by the incident.
The woman, who didn't wish to be named, said: "He just came around the corner and walked passed me. He came passed me, I didn't say anything to him and I didn't provoke him.
"Then I felt him come at me from behind and bite me. It was only a matter of seconds, he was wearing one of those vet collars. If he wasn't it would have been worse as it restricted his head movement.
"A stranger saw what happened and he called the police and ambulance, he was marvellous as he let me sit in his car and wait. I was in a lot of pain.
"He also knocked the door of where the dog came from. The man who answered said it wasn't his dog, it was his housemates, but he did apologise. It has left me shaken and upset."
She was taken to Singleton Hospital where she was treated for the wound and received a tetanus jab.
A spokesman for South Wales Police confirmed investigations into the breed of animal are still continuing. Once the breed is confirmed the future of the dog will be decided by the courts.
The woman added: "I have a big large bruise, and I did bleed. I could feel the teeth going into me. He bit me for no reason. I will let the courts decide how they deal with him."
Mr Stock says Zeus had never behaved aggressively before and is pleading with authorities not to put him down.
"There are dogs out there which are brought up wrongly but he has been brought up the right way," he said.