An elderly Greymouth man attacked by two dogs as he was out walking yesterday needed hospital treatment.
Grey District Council environmental services manager Steven May said the 75-year-old suffered puncture bites to his leg. He was first attacked by one dog as he passed a house in Freyberg Terrace.
"The owner came out of their house and a second dog also came out and unfortunately joined the other dog that was attacking the man," Mr May said.
Both dogs, a blue healer and collie, were later impounded by the council dog control officer. Both were registered.
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Council staff were today discussing with the owner what might have triggered the attack and what would happen to the animals.