Airway & Respiratory, Cardiac & Resuscitation, News, Patient Care

Melbourne Paramedics Use Drugs to Kill Dog, Save Man

Paramedics in Melbourne say they had no choice but to put down a dog which had attacked a man at Reservoir in Melbourne’s north. A 25-year old man was walking with his two small dogs last night, when an american pit bull terrier attacked.

One of the man’s dogs was killed and the other was injured.

The pit bull’s jaw remained locked on the man’s hand for more than 20 minutes before ambulance officers injected the dog with a lethal dose of drugs.

Read More, ‘Terror and fear’: Paramedic tells of frenzied dog attack