Monday, December 5, 2011

Boy mauled by dogs set for surgery tomorrow

Adryn Muhammad

TRAUMATISED: Adryn in hospital after he was attacked by the three dogs

The nine-year-old boy who was attacked by three dogs near his home in Taman Bukit Kiara on Saturday will undergo surgery tomorrow.

Adryn Muhammad’s mother, Asmah Alias, told The Malay Mail yesterday that Adryn underwent four hours of treatment at the Columbia Hospital in Puchong yesterday.

“The doctors said the veins on his calf were exposed and an operation could not be carried out as the wound needed time to heal,” she said.

“I can’t believe it was so bad that the surgery had to be rescheduled for Wednesday.”

Recalling the incident, Asmah, 36, said Adryn was mauled by three dogs while riding his new bicycle just metres from his house.

She claimed the dogs bit his left thigh leaving the boy to bleed before his shouts for help alerted neighbours.

Asmah said she was riding a motorcycle with Adryn trailing not too far behind on the bicycle she bought him last week.

“Adryn was excited with the bicycle, so he followed me to a nearby shop for groceries. I reached home ahead of him but I could see him from a distance,” she said.

“As I was opening the gate, I heard his cry for help.”

She said neighbours, including a security guard from a nearby post, rushed to Adryn’s aid before taking him to hospital.

Adryn’s father, who declined to be named, said the owner had apologised to the family for the incident and paid for the hospital bills.

However, he is contemplating legal action against the owner.
Case of attack on boy by dogs goes to council

THE incident of a nine year-old boy who was attacked by dogs at his Taman Bukit Kiara home on Saturday was yesterday referred to the Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) and Selangor Veterinary Services Department (DVS) for further action.

Serdang police chief Supt Abd Razak Elias confirmed receiving a report at Bandar Baru Puchong Jaya police station.

The boy's parents claimed three dogs attacked Adryn Muhammad at their housing estate at about noon on Saturday.

"We are investigating the case and have informed MPSJ and DVS to carry out their own findings before taking any follow-up action," he said.

Abd Razak said police would submit their findings to the Deputy Public Prosecutor's office after receiving feedbacks from MPSJ and DVS.

He said the report was filed because the boy's parents planned civil action against the owner of the dogs.

Meanwhile, checks by The Malay Mail revealed the council summoned the owner of the dogs.

Under DVS's present directive to local councils, only dogs classified under the “big” category were banned as they are prone to aggressive or dangerous behaviour.

The ban, reported in April, was a directive from Selangor's DVS after categorising the dogs as “unmanageable or possibly dangerous”.

The directive banned seven dog breeds — American Bulldog, American Pit Bull, Akita, Neapolitan Mastiff, Dogo Argentino, Fila Brasileiro and Japanesa Tosa.

MPSJ councillor Rajiv Rishyakaran said in the event of an attack, the owner of the dogs were fined and if found guilty and the dogs put to sleep.

The Malay Mail visited the area yesterday and observed two dogs being housed in the kennel at the dog owner's home compound.

A neighbour who declined to be named said: "Normally, there are three dogs. I have no idea where the other went."

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