Aman has been admitted to Livingstone Hospital after being mauled by two dogs in the back yard of a Fairview home yesterday.
The man, 49, was living on the premises of the Cedar Road residence where the attack took place at 6.15pm, police spokeswoman Captain Sandra Janse van Rensburg said.
The man assisted in the construction of the newly built house and the owner gave him a place to stay in an outdoor structure while he searched for a new shack, she said.
Janse van Rensburg said the owner had told the man not to enter the backyard where the dogs were kept. But he ended up going into the yard and was attacked by the dogs.
The owner called the police and tried to stop the dogs.