Family dog set to die after mauling boy, 5, in neck


A young boy is set to undergo surgery after being attacked by the family dog at a home in Lake Macquarie.

Emergency services were called to the house at Sunshine following the incident on Sunday afternoon.

The five-year-old-boy had been bitten on the left side of his neck by the dog, described as a Rottweiler-type breed.

He was treated at the scene before being airlifted to The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.

File image of a rottweiler.
File image of a rottweiler. Credit: Getty Images

Police have been told the two-year-old dog will be euthanised.

Inquiries are continuing.

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