Story: Pets

Scars from a dog attack (2nd of 2)

Scars from a dog attack

Maryanne Tuakana (left) and Fuschia Taitapanui were attacked by pit bull terriers in 1993. Their injuries were so severe they were in hospital for a week and the scars were clearly visible four weeks later.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1993/1001/32
Photograph by Melanie Burford

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Pets - When good pets go bad', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 September 2020)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 24 Nov 2008