A 14-month-old girl has died after being mauled by a pet dog at a home in rural Victoria.
The fatal attack happened at a home on Neerim North Road in Neerim Junction just before 6.30am this morning.
“It’s understood the child was attacked at the property by the German Wirehaired Pointer,” VIC Police confirmed in a statement.
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Paramedics desperate worked to save the toddler, but she could not be revived and died at the scene.
The dog has since been seized by the local council.
An investigation into the circumstances of the attack are underway.