Man hospitalised after bitten by Border Collie pet dog

The injured man (partially hidden) being wheeled to hospital in a wheelchair.

MIRI, Sept 26: A 51-year-old man was taken to Miri Hospital on Wednesday morning (Sept 26) after he was bitten by his pet dog.

The incident reportedly happened around 6am at his residence in Desa Murni Permyjaya.

According to a source, the man is currently being warded at Miri Hospital and his condition is considered non-life-threatening.

The man sustained injuries to his leg and arm.

Prior to the attack, the man had approached his dog, said to be the Border Collie breed, to feed it.

However, the rope which secured the dog within the man’s compound area got loose and the dog was said to behave aggressively before attacking the man.

The man managed to free himself from the canine and ran to safety. He sought help from a nearby neighbour who helped to call 999, as they feared for the man’s family members who were still inside the house.

A team of three Malaysia Civil Defence Department (JPAM) personnel arrived at the scene around 6.49am.

They helped send the injured man to the hospital, while the dog was eventually placed in a cage for safety purposes.

However, it was not immediately known whether the canine has been vaccinated for rabies. — DayakDaily