A MAN was taken to hospital with puncture wounds after a dog attack, police say.

The dog was seized in Barry and now the police are trying to work out who the owner is.

It’s yet another incident in the worrying spate of dog attacks to hit South Wales.

Recently, the mother of a 10-year-old boy, who died after a fatal dog attack in Caerphilly in 2022, made a desperate plea to parliament to get a grip on dog laws.

Jack Lis was dragged from a house in Caerphilly while emergency services attempted to fight a dog, known as “Beast” off him. The dog was later shot dead by police.  

In a recent message, Jack’s mother Emma Whitfield said she believed the Dangerous Dogs Act - an act of Parliament prohibiting or restricting certain types of dogs - is unable to protect people because it is reactive rather than proactive.

Man suffers puncture wounds in Barry after dog attack

In Barry, on June 10 this year, a man received serious injuries after the latest reported dog attack.

A police spokesperson said: “On June 10, officers were called to an incident involving a dog in Michaelston Close, Barry , where a man was injured.

“The man received hospital treatment for puncture wounds and the dog has been seized.

“Enquiries are on-going to identify the legal owner of the dog.”

Penarth Times: Michaelston Close, where a dog attack took placeMichaelston Close, where a dog attack took place (Image: Google Maps)

Spate of dog attacks, particularly in one area of South Wales

Jack Lis’ death is just one incident in a worrying spate of dog attacks within a small area of Caerphilly in the past two years.

In December 2022 83-year-old Shirley Patrick was attacked by a dog at her house in Heol Fawr - just half a mile from Jack's home. She died 17 days later.

In March this year a dog was allegedly attacked by another dog in the car park of the Asda store on Pontygwindy Road, Caerphilly.

And in April a five-month-old baby was rushed to hospital following an attack in Penyrheol, Caerphilly, and just days later armed police were called out after two boys aged five and seven were attacked by a dog in Graig-y-Rhacca.

Now the Community Council of Penyrheol, Trecenydd and Energlyn has launched an initiative to try and deal with the problem.