Dog attack

Lorraine Gardiner, Tokai

I was walking on the cycle path in Tokai, between Lismore Avenue and Constantia Hills, on Sunday April 2, at about 4pm, with a friend when a fair-skinned man, probably in his 40s, with longish dark hair, passed us with five medium-sized, black and brown mixed breed dogs.

As we passed each other I felt a sharp pain in my right hand and looked down to see that my hand was bleeding. I told the man that one of his dogs had bitten me, to which he replied “Oh, really. Sorry”, and continued on his way. Because I was in shock and trying to stop the bleeding, I did not think to ask the man’s name or contact details.

I was taken to the Emergency Unit of Constantiaberg Mediclinic on Sunday and referred to a doctor the next day, who admitted me to the hospital and operated on Monday April 3.

I have since had a follow-up visit to the doctor, as well as a session with an occupational therapist.

My reason for writing this letter is to ask anyone who recognises this man from my description, to please contact me so that he can pay the bills that are not covered by my medical aid. I will be very grateful for any assistance as I do not have the financial means to cover these unforeseen expenses.

Contact me at 083 270 8231.