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Toddler mauled by family dog, Sydney’s south-west

Macquarie National News

A young child has been attacked by a dog in Sydney’s south-west last night.

The 23-month-old boy was in the lounge room of a home on Hermitage Crescent at Cartwright when he was bitten in the face by the family dog.

The boy suffered significant injuries to the left side of his face and was rushed to Liverpool hospital by his mother after 7.30pm.

At this stage, it’s unclear what condition the young boy is in.

The dog, a three-year-old kelpie, was secured by police before being taken away by council rangers.

Liverpool City Council CEO Kiersten Fishburn has released a statement saying the owner will get to decidie if the dog is put down.

“The dog is being held at Liverpool Animal Shelter.

The dog’s owner will decide whether to have the dog put down.

If the owner keeps the dog it will be declared dangerous and the owner would then need to meet strict guidelines including that the dog be permanently kept in a secure enclosure with appropriate signage and muzzled if it is ever taken out.”

 

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