21 Jan 2010

Dog attack victim in stable condition

2:47 pm on 21 January 2010

A man badly bitten by a dog in the Wellington suburb of Rongotai on Thursday morning is now in a stable condition in hospital.

The man apparently tried to intervene in a fight between a small dog and a large bull-mastiff, both of which were on leashes.

Police officers say the man, who is in his 40s, sustained significant injuries to his arms and legs.

Animal control officers from Wellington City Council attended, and say the victim may lose a finger.