A SMALL child has been rushed to hospital with puncture wounds to their neck after being attacked by a neighbour’s dog in Sydney’s west.
It’s understood the dog grabbed hold of the five-year-old boy by the throat at a house on Jocelyn Boulevard in Quakers Hill about 1pm AEDT.
The child was treated by paramedics at the scene before being taken by ambulance to The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.
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Police said the child sustained a number of puncture wounds to his neck. He was transported to hospital in a stable condition.
The boy’s mother accompanied her son to hospital. She was seen getting into the ambulance with bandages on her upper and lower arm.
Police said she and a second woman, believed to be the dog’s owner, both sustained minor bites after trying to pull the dog off the child.
Officers from Quakers Hill Police Area Command are at the Jocelyn Boulevard home, investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.
7 News reporter Natasha Squarey is also on the scene in Quakers Hill and said police and the dog’s owner struggled to remove the animal from the property.
Video uploaded to Twitter shows the dog clearly agitated and distressed as it’s dragged from the home.
In a statement, NSW Police said the dog will be seized by council rangers.
Quakers Hill: A five-year-old has been taken to hospital after being bitten by a dog. Emergency services were called to Jocelyn Boulevard around 1pm where they found the child with wounds to his neck. He has been taken to The Children’s Hospital at Westmead for treatment. #7News pic.twitter.com/XVtf9IOzAu
— 7 News Sydney (@7NewsSydney) November 18, 2018