A TODDLER has been taken to hospital after being mauled by his family’s dog.
Alaruh, two, was playing at home in Adelaide, Australia when the 35kg South African Boerboel Mastiff attacked her.
The boy was taken to the hospital with facial injuries.
Anthony Dear, a family neighbor, said the giant dog was “snapped”.
He said he found the dog on the street and locked it in his garage.
Mr Dear told the advertiser: “He wasn’t aggressive or anything.
“I don’t know why it ripped down there.”
Alaruh’s father, Chris Walker, told 7News he heard the dog growling before finding him mauling the boy on Monday afternoon.
Neighbors said he was very distressed.
One told news.com.au: “Obviously [he was] he’s freaking out a bit because one of his kids got hurt.
“The ambulances pulled up just as I pulled in.
“The dog was down here and the ambulances were everywhere.”
The dog, named Joop, was confiscated by rangers from the City of Port Adelaide’s Enfield Council.
A spokesman said: “The owner surrendered the dog and he was immediately removed from the property.”
The dog is kept in kennels.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/7735636/girl-hospital-mauled-boerboel-mastiff/ The little girl, 2, was rushed to hospital after being mauled by a giant Boerboel mastiff that was ‘snapped’ while playing at home